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PartTec announces collaboration with the Detector Team at the Spallation Neutron Source

PartTec announces its collaborative efforts with the Detector Team at the Spallation Neutron Source, have resulted in the success of major improvements to its Wavelength Shifting Fiber Neutron Detectors, which are installed in the POWGEN and VULCAN instruments at the Spallation Neutron Source. Those improvements are in three areas that improve detector overall performance to a level similar to He-3 gaseous detectors for neutron energies of approximately 1Å: - The scintillator efficiency has been improved by optimizing the 6LiF content. - A new fiber mapping scheme was adopted which improves the position resolution while eliminating ghosting (neutron events appearing to be at incorrect locations). - A new location determination algorithm and a calibration method were adopted.