RSIC COMPUTER CODE PSR-056
1. NAME AND TITLE
GAINCALB: Determination of the Gain Used with Organic Scintillation Detectors.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
3. CODING LANGUAGE AND COMPUTER
Fortran IV and Assembler Language; IBM 360/370.
4. NATURE OF PROBLEM SOLVED
GAINCALB determines the gain (in terms of light units) employed in neutron spectroscopy
experiments using organic scintillation detectors.
5. METHOD OF SOLUTION
GAINCALB is designed to take a calculated distribution of the energy deposited by Compton
electrons from the 1.274-MeV 22Na gamma ray in the NE-213 detector under consideration, convert
this distribution into one resembling an experimental pulse-height distribution by smearing the former
with a Gaussian, and matching the resulting function to the experimentally determined pulse-height
distribution, using a least-squares fitting procedure.
6. RESTRICTIONS OR LIMITATIONS
Among input required is a theoretically determined distribution of the energy loss from Compton
electrons in the scintillator; however, the calculation of such a distribution is not part of the
7. TYPICAL RUNNING TIME
No study has been made by RSIC of typical running times for GAINCALB.
8. COMPUTER HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS
GAINCALB is operable on the IBM 360/370 computers.
9. COMPUTER SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS
Fortran IV and Assembler Language compilers are required.
W. Zobel and M. E. Hall, Jr., "GAINCALB--A Program Package to Determine the Gain Used
with Organic Scintillation Detectors," ORNL-TM-3598 (October 13, 1971).
11. CONTENTS OF CODE PACKAGE
Included are the referenced document and one (1.2MB) DOS diskette which contains the source
code and sample problem input and output.
12. DATE OF ABSTRACT
KEYWORD: DETECTOR RESPONSE