11-15 February 2013
Vienna University of Technology
Europe/Vienna timezone

Neutron detectors

11 Feb 2013, 14:25
EI7 (Vienna University of Technology)


Vienna University of Technology

Invited Talk Plenary 2


Mr Hartmut Abele (ATI)


We present new neutron detector concepts for ultra-cold, cold and fast neutrons. The developments are driven by the experimental needs: the next generation of neutron lifetime experiments require high rate capacities of 100 x 10^6 s^{-1}, gravity tests at short distances need a detector with a spatial resolution of a micron at low background, time of flight experiments require a time resolution of 10µs , and experiments at neutron centers need large area detectors of 1 m2 to 10 m2. Due to a helium shortage the focus is on boron as a neutron converter for large area detectors.

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