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Title: Toward achieving flexible and high sensitivity hexagonal boron nitride neutron detectors

Abstract

Hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) detectors have demonstrated the highest thermal neutron detection efficiency to date among solid-state neutron detectors at about 51%. We report here the realization of h-BN neutron detectors possessing one order of magnitude enhancement in the detection area but maintaining an equal level of detection efficiency of previous achievement.

Authors:
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  1. Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock, TX (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock, TX (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1416871
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1372127
Grant/Contract Number:  
NA0002927
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Applied Physics Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 111; Journal Issue: 3; Journal ID: ISSN 0003-6951
Publisher:
American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
61 RADIATION PROTECTION AND DOSIMETRY; Solid-state neutron detectors; hexagonal boron nitride; wide bandgap semiconductors

Citation Formats

Maity, A., Grenadier, S. J., Li, J., Lin, J. Y., and Jiang, H. X.. Toward achieving flexible and high sensitivity hexagonal boron nitride neutron detectors. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4995399.
Maity, A., Grenadier, S. J., Li, J., Lin, J. Y., & Jiang, H. X.. Toward achieving flexible and high sensitivity hexagonal boron nitride neutron detectors. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4995399.
Maity, A., Grenadier, S. J., Li, J., Lin, J. Y., and Jiang, H. X.. Mon . "Toward achieving flexible and high sensitivity hexagonal boron nitride neutron detectors". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4995399. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1416871.
@article{osti_1416871,
title = {Toward achieving flexible and high sensitivity hexagonal boron nitride neutron detectors},
author = {Maity, A. and Grenadier, S. J. and Li, J. and Lin, J. Y. and Jiang, H. X.},
abstractNote = {Hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) detectors have demonstrated the highest thermal neutron detection efficiency to date among solid-state neutron detectors at about 51%. We report here the realization of h-BN neutron detectors possessing one order of magnitude enhancement in the detection area but maintaining an equal level of detection efficiency of previous achievement.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4995399},
journal = {Applied Physics Letters},
number = 3,
volume = 111,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Jul 17 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Mon Jul 17 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
}

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