Development of a versatile array of neutron detectors at low energy

C. Matei, Oak Ridge Associated Universities
D. W. Bardayan, ORNL Physics Division
J. C. Blackmon, Louisiana State University
J. A. Cizewski, Rutgers University–New Brunswick
R. K. Grzywacz, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
S. N. Liddick, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
S. W. Padgett, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
W. A. Peters, Rutgers University–New Brunswick
F. Sarazin, Colorado School of Mines


The Versatile Array of Neutron Detectors at Low Energy (VANDLE) is a new array of plastic scintillator bars under development for measurements at the Holifield Radioactive Ion Beam Facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The array is highly modular allowing the configuration of the individual elements to be optimized for particular experimental requirements, such as (d,n) and beta-delayed neutron-decay measurements with neutron-rich rare isotope beams. © 2009 American Institute of Physics.