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Title: Conceptual Silicon Beta Cell Design

Abstract

Silicon detectors have the potential to significantly improve the sensitivity limits for radioxenon detection. While silicon has beneficial attributes like improved energy resolution and memory effect, the sensitivity improvements will not occur without a properly designed beta cell that utilizes silicon detectors. This report details the key parameters that have been incorporated into the design of a silicon beta cell. Parameters that have the potential to change as a prototype silicon beta cell is developed and during the future commercialization process are also discussed. The design of the silicon beta cell has focused primarily on simulations and analytical models to optimize the mechanical properties. Additionally, a team of experts provided guidance and potential alternatives for the silicon detectors and electronics fabrication. A conceptual design for a silicon beta cell was completed, with an emphasis on the modularity of the system. The modularity allows for any potential changes that may be of interest during the prototyping phase or future spiral development to be implemented with minimal impact on the complete system. The impact of the silicon based beta cell is discussed in the conclusions, along with potential next steps. Mechanical design drawings for the beta cell could be used to manufacturemore » a prototype beta cell and are available in an appendix document.« less

Authors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1464271
Report Number(s):
PNNL-27492
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Citation Formats

Foxe, Michael P., and Mayer, Michael F. Conceptual Silicon Beta Cell Design. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.2172/1464271.
Foxe, Michael P., & Mayer, Michael F. Conceptual Silicon Beta Cell Design. United States. doi:10.2172/1464271.
Foxe, Michael P., and Mayer, Michael F. Mon . "Conceptual Silicon Beta Cell Design". United States. doi:10.2172/1464271. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1464271.
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title = {Conceptual Silicon Beta Cell Design},
author = {Foxe, Michael P. and Mayer, Michael F.},
abstractNote = {Silicon detectors have the potential to significantly improve the sensitivity limits for radioxenon detection. While silicon has beneficial attributes like improved energy resolution and memory effect, the sensitivity improvements will not occur without a properly designed beta cell that utilizes silicon detectors. This report details the key parameters that have been incorporated into the design of a silicon beta cell. Parameters that have the potential to change as a prototype silicon beta cell is developed and during the future commercialization process are also discussed. The design of the silicon beta cell has focused primarily on simulations and analytical models to optimize the mechanical properties. Additionally, a team of experts provided guidance and potential alternatives for the silicon detectors and electronics fabrication. A conceptual design for a silicon beta cell was completed, with an emphasis on the modularity of the system. The modularity allows for any potential changes that may be of interest during the prototyping phase or future spiral development to be implemented with minimal impact on the complete system. The impact of the silicon based beta cell is discussed in the conclusions, along with potential next steps. Mechanical design drawings for the beta cell could be used to manufacture a prototype beta cell and are available in an appendix document.},
doi = {10.2172/1464271},
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place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {4}
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