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Neutron Time Interval Distributions with Background Neutrons

Manoj Prasad, Neal Snyderman, Sean Walston

Nuclear Science and Engineering / Volume 186 / Number 3 / June 2017 / Pages 277-292

Technical Paper / dx.doi.org/10.1080/00295639.2016.1273620

First Online Publication:May 30, 2017

A single cosmic ray air shower event can produce multiple neutrons. The arrival times of neutron counts from such an event creates a clustering pattern distinctly different from random sources. A theory for the time interval distribution between neutron counts from both a correlated source and cosmic ray air showers is given and a method is developed to compute the probability distributions for a cosmic ray air shower to create m detected neutrons.

 
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