TITLE

Development of a thermal neutron detector based on scintillating fibers and silicon photomultipliers

AUTHOR(S)
Barbagallo, Massimo; Cosentino, Luigi; Greco, Giuseppe; Montereali, Rosa Maria; Pappalardo, Alfio; Scirè, Carlotta; Scirè, Sergio; Vincenti, Maria Aurora; Finocchiaro, Paolo
PUB. DATE
September 2010
SOURCE
Review of Scientific Instruments;Sep2010, Vol. 81 Issue 9, p093503
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
We propose a technique for thermal neutron detection, based on a 6Li converter placed in front of scintillating fibers readout by means of silicon photomultipliers. Such a technique allows building cheap and compact detectors and dosimeters, thus possibly opening new perspectives in terms of granular monitoring of neutron fluxes as well as space-resolved neutron detection.
ACCESSION #
54049795

 

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