Recent Developments SoNDe High-Flux Detector Project

Ramsey Al Jebali, Richard Hall-Wilton, Sebastian Jaksch, R. Engels, G. Kemmerling, U. Clemens, S. Desert, Hanno Perrey, C. Gheorghe, A. Fredriksen, Petter Öya, Henrich Frielinghaus, Kevin Fissum, Emil Rofors, Amanda Jalgén, Kalliopi Kanaki

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New high-flux and high-brilliance neutron sources demand a higher count-rate capability in neutron detectors. In order to achieve that goal, the Solid-State Neutron Detector (SoNDe) project is developing a scintillation-based neutron detector. It will be capable of fully exploiting the available flux at small-angle neutron scattering (SANS) instruments at high brilliance sources, such as SKADI at the European Spallation Source (ESS). The read-out of the scintillator is based on a pixelized multi-anode PMT (MaPMT), where each pixel is treated separately. In addition to enabling higher achievable count-rates, one of the design goals was to develop a modular and scalable solution that can also be used in other instruments or even contexts, such as for laboratory setups. This has been achieved by combining the complete read-out electronics along with the MaPMT into modules that can be controlled and read-out individually via a network without additional any infrastructure. An overview of the present state of development and current test results is presented, highlighting the results of previously published project reports.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRecent Developments SoNDe High-Flux Detector Project
PublisherPhysical Society of Japan
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Oct 1

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Accelerator Physics and Instrumentation


  • detector
  • reflectometer
  • scintillation
  • scintillator
  • SANS
  • neutron detector


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