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Title: Solid state neutron detector array

Abstract

A neutron detector array is capable of measuring a wide range of neutron fluxes. The array includes multiple semiconductor neutron detectors. Each detector has a semiconductor active region that is resistant to radiation damage. In one embodiment, the array preferably has a relatively small size, making it possible to place the array in confined locations. The ability of the array to detect a wide range of neutron fluxes is highly advantageous for many applications such as detecting neutron flux during start up, ramp up and full power of nuclear reactors. 7 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Westinghouse Electric Corporation
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
678600
Patent Number(s):
5940460
Application Number:
PAN: 8-931,084; TRN: 99:009177
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC11-93PN38195
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 17 Aug 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
44 INSTRUMENTATION, INCLUDING NUCLEAR AND PARTICLE DETECTORS; 22 NUCLEAR REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; NEUTRON DETECTORS; SEMICONDUCTOR DETECTORS; DESIGN; SIZE; USES; NEUTRON FLUX; REACTOR INSTRUMENTATION

Citation Formats

Seidel, J G, Ruddy, F H, Brandt, C D, Dulloo, A R, Lott, R G, Sirianni, E, and Wilson, R O. Solid state neutron detector array. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Seidel, J G, Ruddy, F H, Brandt, C D, Dulloo, A R, Lott, R G, Sirianni, E, & Wilson, R O. Solid state neutron detector array. United States.
Seidel, J G, Ruddy, F H, Brandt, C D, Dulloo, A R, Lott, R G, Sirianni, E, and Wilson, R O. Tue . "Solid state neutron detector array". United States.
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abstractNote = {A neutron detector array is capable of measuring a wide range of neutron fluxes. The array includes multiple semiconductor neutron detectors. Each detector has a semiconductor active region that is resistant to radiation damage. In one embodiment, the array preferably has a relatively small size, making it possible to place the array in confined locations. The ability of the array to detect a wide range of neutron fluxes is highly advantageous for many applications such as detecting neutron flux during start up, ramp up and full power of nuclear reactors. 7 figs.},
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