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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.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [1];  [1];  [2];  [4]
  1. (Pittsburgh, PA)
  2. (Monroeville, PA)
  3. (Mount Lebanon, PA)
  4. (Greensburg, PA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC CORP
OSTI Identifier:
872460
Patent Number(s):
5940460
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) BAPL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC11-93PN38195
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
solid; neutron; detector; array; capable; measuring; wide; range; fluxes; multiple; semiconductor; detectors; active; region; resistant; radiation; damage; embodiment; preferably; relatively; size; confined; locations; ability; detect; highly; advantageous; applications; detecting; flux; start; ramp; power; nuclear; reactors; nuclear reactors; detector array; active region; nuclear reactor; neutron flux; wide range; neutron detector; semiconductor active; neutron fluxes; radiation damage; neutron detectors; detecting neutron; /376/250/257/

Citation Formats

Seidel, John G., Ruddy, Frank H., Brandt, Charles D., Dulloo, Abdul R., Lott, Randy G., Sirianni, Ernest, and Wilson, Randall O. Solid state neutron detector array. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Seidel, John G., Ruddy, Frank H., Brandt, Charles D., Dulloo, Abdul R., Lott, Randy G., Sirianni, Ernest, & Wilson, Randall O. Solid state neutron detector array. United States.
Seidel, John G., Ruddy, Frank H., Brandt, Charles D., Dulloo, Abdul R., Lott, Randy G., Sirianni, Ernest, and Wilson, Randall O. Fri . "Solid state neutron detector array". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/872460.
@article{osti_872460,
title = {Solid state neutron detector array},
author = {Seidel, John G. and Ruddy, Frank H. and Brandt, Charles D. and Dulloo, Abdul R. and Lott, Randy G. and Sirianni, Ernest and Wilson, Randall O.},
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.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {1}
}

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