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Boron-10 lined RPCs for sub-millimeter resolution thermal neutron detectors: Feasibility study in a thermal neutron beam
Univ Coimbra, Portugal.
Univ Coimbra, Portugal.
Univ Coimbra, Portugal.
Univ Coimbra, Portugal; Coimbra Polytech ISEC, Portugal.
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2019 (English)In: Journal of Instrumentation, ISSN 1748-0221, E-ISSN 1748-0221, Vol. 14, article id P01017Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The results of an experimental feasibility study of a position sensitive thermal neutron detector based on a resistive plate chamber (RPC) are presented. The detector prototype features a thin-gap (0.35 mm) hybrid RPC with an aluminium cathode and a float glass anode. The cathode is lined with a 2 mu m thick (B4C)-B-10 neutron converter enriched in B-10. A detection efficiency of 6.2% is measured at the neutron beam (lambda = 2.5 angstrom) for normal incidence. A spatial resolution better than 0.5 mm FWHM is demonstrated.

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IOP PUBLISHING LTD , 2019. Vol. 14, article id P01017
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Neutron detectors (cold, thermal, fast neutrons); Resistive-plate chambers; Gaseous detectors
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Accelerator Physics and Instrumentation
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-154132DOI: 10.1088/1748-0221/14/01/P01017ISI: 000455951500003OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-154132DiVA, id: diva2:1283574
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Funding Agencies|European Union [654000]; EU [676548]

Available from: 2019-01-29 Created: 2019-01-29 Last updated: 2019-10-30

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