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Title: High-resolution neutron imaging with microchannel plates

Abstract

A number of important commercial, scientific, and defense applications would significantly benefit from the development of an active electronic position-sensitive neutron detector with high resolution (<15 {micro}m), large detection area of >100 cm{sup 2}, and ultrafast timing resolution (<100 ps). NOVA Scientific (NOVA) is developing a substantial advance in high spatial resolution neutron imaging. The authors are adapting the high-resolution imaging microchannel plate (MCP) detector technology already widely used for the detection of ions and electrons, soft X rays, and ultraviolet photons. Furthermore, the ultrafast MCP temporal resolution of {approximately}100 ps will allow neutron time-of-flight and energy measurements, as well as time-tagging. Current options for neutron images have serious limitations, and compared with other imaging modalities (e.g., X ray), the state of the art remains arguably crude.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
678124
Report Number(s):
CONF-990605-
Journal ID: TANSAO; ISSN 0003-018X; TRN: 99:009109
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Transactions of the American Nuclear Society
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 80; Conference: 1999 annual meeting of the American Nuclear Society (ANS), Boston, MA (United States), 6-10 Jun 1999; Other Information: PBD: 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
44 INSTRUMENTATION, INCLUDING NUCLEAR AND PARTICLE DETECTORS; POSITION SENSITIVE DETECTORS; NEUTRON DETECTORS; IMAGES; MICROCHANNEL ELECTRON MULTIPLIERS; DESIGN

Citation Formats

Feller, W.B., Downing, R.G., and White, P.L. High-resolution neutron imaging with microchannel plates. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Feller, W.B., Downing, R.G., & White, P.L. High-resolution neutron imaging with microchannel plates. United States.
Feller, W.B., Downing, R.G., and White, P.L. Wed . "High-resolution neutron imaging with microchannel plates". United States.
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title = {High-resolution neutron imaging with microchannel plates},
author = {Feller, W.B. and Downing, R.G. and White, P.L.},
abstractNote = {A number of important commercial, scientific, and defense applications would significantly benefit from the development of an active electronic position-sensitive neutron detector with high resolution (<15 {micro}m), large detection area of >100 cm{sup 2}, and ultrafast timing resolution (<100 ps). NOVA Scientific (NOVA) is developing a substantial advance in high spatial resolution neutron imaging. The authors are adapting the high-resolution imaging microchannel plate (MCP) detector technology already widely used for the detection of ions and electrons, soft X rays, and ultraviolet photons. Furthermore, the ultrafast MCP temporal resolution of {approximately}100 ps will allow neutron time-of-flight and energy measurements, as well as time-tagging. Current options for neutron images have serious limitations, and compared with other imaging modalities (e.g., X ray), the state of the art remains arguably crude.},
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journal = {Transactions of the American Nuclear Society},
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year = {1999},
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