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Title: Integration of a 6LilnSe 2 thermal neutron detector into a CubeSat instrument

This paper describes the development of a preliminary compact and lightweight neutron detection system that uses the low power consuming CubeSat platform and will be especially effective for space-based applications. This is made possible using the novel 6LiInSe 2 scintillator crystal and a silicon avalanche photodiode (Si-APD). The schematics of this instrument are presented as well as the response of the instrument to initial testing under alpha radiation. The entire system weighs 670 grams and requires 5 volts direct current at 3 watts.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [1] ;  [4]
  1. Vanderbilt Univ., Nashville, TN (United States)
  2. Fisk Univ., Nashville, TN (United States)
  3. Univ. of Arizona, Tucson, AZ (United States)
  4. Planetary Science Institute,Tucson, AZ (United States)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
MS/STO-160412
Journal ID: ISSN 2329-4124; TRN: US1703084
Grant/Contract Number:
NA0001942
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Astronomical Telescopes, Instruments, and Systems
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 2; Journal Issue: 4; Journal ID: ISSN 2329-4124
Publisher:
SPIE
Research Org:
Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant (Y-12), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; neutron detection instrument; CubeSat; scintillator; Si-APD
OSTI Identifier:
1409437

Egner, Joanna C., Groza, Michael, Burger, Arnold, Stassun, Keivan G., Buliga, Vladimir, Matei, Liviu, Bodnarik, Julia G., Stowe, Ashley C., and Prettyman, Thomas H.. Integration of a 6LilnSe2 thermal neutron detector into a CubeSat instrument. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.1117/1.JATIS.2.4.046001.
Egner, Joanna C., Groza, Michael, Burger, Arnold, Stassun, Keivan G., Buliga, Vladimir, Matei, Liviu, Bodnarik, Julia G., Stowe, Ashley C., & Prettyman, Thomas H.. Integration of a 6LilnSe2 thermal neutron detector into a CubeSat instrument. United States. doi:10.1117/1.JATIS.2.4.046001.
Egner, Joanna C., Groza, Michael, Burger, Arnold, Stassun, Keivan G., Buliga, Vladimir, Matei, Liviu, Bodnarik, Julia G., Stowe, Ashley C., and Prettyman, Thomas H.. 2016. "Integration of a 6LilnSe2 thermal neutron detector into a CubeSat instrument". United States. doi:10.1117/1.JATIS.2.4.046001. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1409437.
@article{osti_1409437,
title = {Integration of a 6LilnSe2 thermal neutron detector into a CubeSat instrument},
author = {Egner, Joanna C. and Groza, Michael and Burger, Arnold and Stassun, Keivan G. and Buliga, Vladimir and Matei, Liviu and Bodnarik, Julia G. and Stowe, Ashley C. and Prettyman, Thomas H.},
abstractNote = {This paper describes the development of a preliminary compact and lightweight neutron detection system that uses the low power consuming CubeSat platform and will be especially effective for space-based applications. This is made possible using the novel 6LiInSe2 scintillator crystal and a silicon avalanche photodiode (Si-APD). The schematics of this instrument are presented as well as the response of the instrument to initial testing under alpha radiation. The entire system weighs 670 grams and requires 5 volts direct current at 3 watts.},
doi = {10.1117/1.JATIS.2.4.046001},
journal = {Journal of Astronomical Telescopes, Instruments, and Systems},
number = 4,
volume = 2,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {11}
}