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Title: Experimental determination of gamma-ray discrimination in pillar-structured thermal neutron detectors under high gamma-ray flux

Silicon pillar structures filled with a neutron converter material (10B) are designed to have high thermal neutron detection efficiency with specific dimensions of 50 μm pillar height, 2 μm pillar diameter and 2 μm spacing between adjacent pillars. In this paper, we have demonstrated such a detector has a high neutron-to-gamma discrimination of 106 with a high thermal neutron detection efficiency of 39% when exposed to a high gamma-ray field of 109 photons/cm2s.
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  1. Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
  2. King Saud Univ., Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
  3. Univ. of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE (United States). Dept. of Chemistry
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Report Number(s):
Journal ID: ISSN 0168-9002
DOE Contract Number:
AC52-07NA27344; IAA HSHQDC-08-X-00874
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research. Section A, Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment; Journal Volume: 799; Journal Issue: C
Research Org:
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Livermore, CA
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE; US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Domestic Nuclear Detection Office
Country of Publication:
United States
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS Thermal neutron detector; Gamma-ray discrimination; Silicon pillar; Boron