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A day in the life of the nuclear community
The November issue of Nuclear News is focused on the individuals who make up our nuclear community.
We invited a small group of those individuals to tell us about their day-to-day work in some of the many occupations and applications of nuclear science and technology, and they responded generously. They were ready to tell us about the part they play, together with colleagues and team members, in supplying clean energy, advancing technology, protecting safety and health, and exploring fundamental science.
In these pages, we see a community that can celebrate both those workdays that record progress moving at a steady pace and the exceptional days when a goal is reached, a briefing is delivered, a contract goes through, a discovery is made, or an unforeseen challenge is overcome.
The Nuclear News staff hopes that you enjoy meeting these members of our community—or maybe get reacquainted with friends—through their words and photos.
Xianfei Wen, Andreas Enqvist
Nuclear Technology | Volume 205 | Number 11 | November 2019 | Pages 1480-1487
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.1080/00295450.2019.1603503
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The Cs2LiYCl6:Ce3+ (CLYC) scintillator is being widely employed in nuclear physics, planetary science, radiation environmental monitoring, nuclear security, and nonproliferation communities. The time resolution of a 1 × 1-in. CLYC scintillation detector is reported in this paper. It was measured by the use of a high sampling rate DRS4 waveform digitizer and an EJ-309 liquid scintillation detector. The digitizer was first characterized with regard to its intrinsic time resolution and then the time resolution of the EJ-309 detector was investigated. It served as a reference detector in the time resolution measurements for the CLYC detector. The time pick-off techniques used were the constant fraction discrimination and leading edge discrimination methods. In addition, the Savitzky-Golay filter was used to further improve the measured time resolutions. This filter was shown to be an effective approach to improving time resolution when the signal-to-noise ratio is low.