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Neutron-sensitive resistive plate chambers
Author(s): E. Calligarich; R. Cardarelli; A. Cesana; Gianluca L. Raselli; Rinaldo Santonico; M. Terrani
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Paper Abstract

Resistive Plate Chambers, RPC, are wireless gaseous detectors working with a uniform field generated by two parallel electrode plates of high bulk resistivity. They can be made sensitive to thermal neutrons by a thin layer of boron carbide coating the electrode internal surface and acting as neutron converter. This presentation describes the performance of a neutron sensitive RPC and discusses possible ideas concerning RPC's optimization as neutron detectors. The purpose of this research is to realize an inexpensive position sensitive neutron detector suitable for applications where large detection areas are required.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 February 1993
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1737, Neutrons, X Rays, and Gamma Rays: Imaging Detectors, Material Characterization Techniques, and Applications, (2 February 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.138667
Show Author Affiliations
E. Calligarich, Univ. di Pavia (Italy)
R. Cardarelli, Univ. di Roma (Italy)
A. Cesana, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
Gianluca L. Raselli, Univ. di Pavia (Italy)
Rinaldo Santonico, Univ. di Roma and Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (Italy)
M. Terrani, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1737:
Neutrons, X Rays, and Gamma Rays: Imaging Detectors, Material Characterization Techniques, and Applications
John M. Carpenter; David B. Cline; Richard C. Lanza; David F. R. Mildner, Editor(s)

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