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Title: Toward achieving flexible and high sensitivity hexagonal boron nitride neutron detectors

Hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) detectors have demonstrated the highest thermal neutron detection efficiency to date among solid-state neutron detectors at about 51%. We report here the realization of h-BN neutron detectors possessing one order of magnitude enhancement in the detection area but maintaining an equal level of detection efficiency of previous achievement.
Authors:
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  1. Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock, TX (United States)
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
NA0002927
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Applied Physics Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 111; Journal Issue: 3; Journal ID: ISSN 0003-6951
Publisher:
American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Research Org:
Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock, TX (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
61 RADIATION PROTECTION AND DOSIMETRY; Solid-state neutron detectors; hexagonal boron nitride; wide bandgap semiconductors
OSTI Identifier:
1416871
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1372127

Maity, A., Grenadier, S. J., Li, J., Lin, J. Y., and Jiang, H. X.. Toward achieving flexible and high sensitivity hexagonal boron nitride neutron detectors. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.1063/1.4995399.
Maity, A., Grenadier, S. J., Li, J., Lin, J. Y., & Jiang, H. X.. Toward achieving flexible and high sensitivity hexagonal boron nitride neutron detectors. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4995399.
Maity, A., Grenadier, S. J., Li, J., Lin, J. Y., and Jiang, H. X.. 2017. "Toward achieving flexible and high sensitivity hexagonal boron nitride neutron detectors". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4995399. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1416871.
@article{osti_1416871,
title = {Toward achieving flexible and high sensitivity hexagonal boron nitride neutron detectors},
author = {Maity, A. and Grenadier, S. J. and Li, J. and Lin, J. Y. and Jiang, H. X.},
abstractNote = {Hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) detectors have demonstrated the highest thermal neutron detection efficiency to date among solid-state neutron detectors at about 51%. We report here the realization of h-BN neutron detectors possessing one order of magnitude enhancement in the detection area but maintaining an equal level of detection efficiency of previous achievement.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4995399},
journal = {Applied Physics Letters},
number = 3,
volume = 111,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {7}
}

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