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Development of solid-state silicon devices as ultra cold neutron detectors

By C A Baker, K Green, M G D van der Grinten, P S Iaydjiev, S N Ivanov, S Al-Ayoubi, Philip G Harris, J M Pendlebury, D B Shiers and P Geltenbort

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We present a study aimed at developing and optimising methods for ultra-cold neutron (UCN) detection using solid-state silicon detectors. For this we investigated the characteristics of neutron to charged particle converters (6Li, 10B) and compared different deposition techniques. We find that a deposition of 600 μg/cm2 of 6LiF is required to ensure maximum UCN detection efficiency using 6Li as converter. The UCN detectors that we have developed are now fully operational as a flux monitor and as a UCN spectrum analyser in the neutron electric dipole moment experiment at the Institut Laue Langevin in Grenoble

Topics: QC
Publisher: Elsevier
Year: 2002
OAI identifier: oai:sro.sussex.ac.uk:20349
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