Fission diamond detector tests at the ISIS spallation neutron source

M. Rebai, C. Andreani, A. Fazzi, C.D. Frost, L. Giacomelli, G. Gorini, E. Milani, E. Perelli Cippo, A. Pietropaolo, G. Prestopino, E. Schooneveld, M. Tardocchi, C. Verona, G. Verona Rinati

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A compact device for monitoring of fast neutron fluxes is presented. The device is based on single crystal diamond obtained by the Chemical Vapor Deposition technique coupled to a uranium converter foil where neutron interaction results in emission of charged particles detected inside the diamond. Thermal and fast neutrons are detected using natural uranium containing both235U and238U. Biparametric (pulse height and time of flight) data collection was used at the ISIS pulsed neutron source to distinguish events from235U,238U and from carbon break-up reactions inside the diamond. © 2011 Elsevier B.V.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)313 - 315
Number of pages3
JournalNuclear Physics B - Proceedings Supplements
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2011
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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Rebai, M., Andreani, C., Fazzi, A., Frost, C. D., Giacomelli, L., Gorini, G., ... Verona Rinati, G. (2011). Fission diamond detector tests at the ISIS spallation neutron source. Nuclear Physics B - Proceedings Supplements, 215(1), 313 - 315.