Recent Developments SoNDe High-Flux Detector Project

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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.


  • 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
  • Richard Hall-Wilton
  • Ramsey Al Jebali
External organisations
  • European Spallation Source ESS AB
  • Jülich Centre for Neutron Science (JCNS)
  • Integrated Detector Electronics AS (IDEAS)
  • Jülich Research Centre
  • University of Paris-Saclay
  • Lund University
  • Mid Sweden University
  • University of Glasgow
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Accelerator Physics and Instrumentation


  • detector, reflectometer, scintillation, scintillator, SANS, neutron detector
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRecent Developments SoNDe High-Flux Detector Project
PublisherPhysical Society of Japan
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Oct 1
Publication categoryResearch

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