Development of a thermal neutron detector based on scintillating fibers and silicon photomultipliers

Massimo Barbagallo, Luigi Cosentino, Giuseppe Greco, Rosa Maria Montereali, Alfio Pappalardo, Carlotta Scir̀, Sergio Scir̀, Maria Aurora Vincenti, Paolo Finocchiaro

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We propose a technique for thermal neutron detection, based on a L6i converter placed in front of scintillating fibers readout by means of silicon photomultipliers. Such a technique allows building cheap and compact detectors and dosimeters, thus possibly opening new perspectives in terms of granular monitoring of neutron fluxes as well as space-resolved neutron detection. © 2010 American Institute of Physics.
Original languageEnglish
Article number093503
Pages (from-to)-
JournalReview of Scientific Instruments
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2010
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Instrumentation

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