Gamma- and Fast Neutron- Sensitivity of 10B- Based Neutron Detectors at ESS

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Abstract

The European Spallation Source (ESS), presently under construction in Lund, Sweden, is designed to be the world's brightest neutron source. When it will be in operation, ESS will deliver an instantaneous neutron flux on detectors that will be without precedent. A down side of the high brightness will be the increase of background, especially from gamma-rays and fast-neutrons.Considering that scattering cross-sections of many samples tend to be relatively low and that the gamma- and fast-neutronbackgrounds tend to be considerable high at spallation facilities [Che +14], the signal-to-noise ratio of a measurement needs to be maximised. The sensitivity of a thermal-neutron detector to gamma-rays and to fast-neutrons is a very important characteristic, as it defines the best achievable signal-to-noise ratio for the measurement. It is therefore crucial to measure the gamma- and fast-neutron- sensitivities of all detectors that will be installed on the instruments at ESS.

Details

Authors
  • F. Messi
  • F. Piscitelli
  • G. Mauri
  • M. Anastasopoulos
  • K. Fissum
  • R. Hall-Wilton
  • C. Hoglund
  • K. Kanari
  • E. Karnickis
  • A. Khaplanov
  • P. Pazmandi
  • H. Perrey
  • L. Robinson
  • J. Scherzinger
  • D. Varga
Organisations
External organisations
  • University of Perugia
  • Wigner Research Centre for Physics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • European Spallation Source ESS AB
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Subatomic Physics
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, NSS/MIC 2017 - Conference Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781538622827
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Nov 12
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes
Event2017 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, NSS/MIC 2017 - Atlanta, United States
Duration: 2017 Oct 212017 Oct 28

Conference

Conference2017 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, NSS/MIC 2017
CountryUnited States
CityAtlanta
Period2017/10/212017/10/28

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