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Title: Solid state neutron detector array

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:
OSTI Identifier:
872460
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) BAPL
Patent Number(s):
US 5940460
Contract Number:
AC11-93PN38195
Research Org:
WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC CORP
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/