A novel micromegas detector for in-core nuclear reactor neutron flux measurements

S. Andriamonje, S. Aune, A. Giganon, I. Giomataris, J. Pancin, M. Riallot, C. Blandin, S. Breaud, B. Geslot, C. Jammes, Y. Kadi, L. Sarchiapone, G. Ban, P. Laborie, J.F. Lecolley, J.C. Steckmeyer, J. Tillier, R. Rosa, G. Andriamonje

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Abstract

Future fast nuclear reactors designed for energy production and transmutation of nuclear wastes need new neutrons detectors able to measure the neutron flux over a large energy range from thermal energies to several MeV. A novel compact and very small detector, named Piccolo-Micromegas has been developed for this purpose. Description of the detector configuration especially dedicated to neutron detection inside nuclear reactor is given. The advantage of this detector over conventional neutron flux detectors and the results obtained with the first prototype are presented.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Advanced Technology and Particle Physics, ICATPP 2005 - , Italy
Duration: 1 Jan 2006 → …

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Advanced Technology and Particle Physics, ICATPP 2005
CountryItaly
Period1/1/06 → …

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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Andriamonje, S., Aune, S., Giganon, A., Giomataris, I., Pancin, J., Riallot, M., ... Andriamonje, G. (2006). A novel micromegas detector for in-core nuclear reactor neutron flux measurements. Paper presented at International Conference on Advanced Technology and Particle Physics, ICATPP 2005, Italy.