HELNED: Helium-3-free low-cost neutron detectors
1 INFN Sezione di Bari, via Orabona 4, 70126 Bari, Italy
2 INFN Laboratori Nazionali del Sud, via S.Sofia 62, 95125 Catania, Italy
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Published online: 10 December 2014
We developed a technique for thermal neutron detection not making use of 3He, also suitable for online real time monitoring of CASTOR spent fuel containers. As a neutron converter we used 6LiF, being the neutron capture cross section of 6Li very well known and with only an alpha and a triton in the exit channel. We can deposit thin layers of converter onto several different substrates, to be placed on top of solid state detectors or scintillators capable of efficiently detecting the decay products.
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