Improved Scintillators Materials for Compact Electron Antineutrino Detectors *

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Aithousa Mitropoulos ()

Aithousa Mitropoulos

Megaron, Athens - Greece

Speaker

Mr Peter Dijkstra (Innovation Centre for Advanced Sensors and Sensor Systems (INCAS3), Assen, The Netherlands)

Description

Developments in the fields of chemistry and material science provide new components which could improve the performance of liquid scintillation antineutrino detectors e.g. used for the monitoring of nuclear reactors. These compounds can ensure more efficient, stable, and safer operation of these detectors. Current detectors have issues regarding size, toxicity, flammability, quantum efficiency, stability, and spatial resolution for the vertex detection. For compact detectors (x 100 L active volume) Improvement of these issues with existing liquid scintillation cocktails can be obtained by means of developing stable and efficient neutron capture agents comprising of boron or lithium containing coordination compounds, improvement of dopant and optimising solvent characteristics. Focus points of the new detector material design are compact, robust, direction sensitivity and low quenching factor. * Supported by The Northern Netherlands Provinces (SNN). This project is co-financed by the European Union, European Fund for Regional Development and The Ministry of Economic Affairs, Peaks in the Delta.

Summary

Innovative use of chemical compounds is expected to ensure improvement of compact antineutrino detectors efficiencies.

Primary author

Mr Peter Dijkstra (Innovation Centre for Advanced Sensors and Sensor Systems (INCAS3), Assen, The Netherlands)

Co-authors

Dr Heinrich Wörtche (Innovation Centre for Advanced Sensors and Sensor Systems (INCAS3), Assen, The Netherlands) Dr Wesley Browne (Strating Institute for Chemistry, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands)

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