Neutron detectors based upon artificial single crystal diamond

Maurizio Angelone, Giulio Aielli, Salvatore Almaviva, Roberto Cardarelli, Daniele Lattanzi, Marco Marinelli, Enrico Milani, Giuseppe Prestopino, Mario Pillon, Rinaldo Santonico, Aldo Tucciarone, Claudio Verona, Gianluca Verona-Rinati

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This paper reports about state-of-the-art artificial Single Crystal Diamond (SCD) neutron detectors based on a multilayered structure and grown by chemical vapour deposition (CVD) technique. Multilayered SCD detectors covered with a thin layer of6LiF allow the simultaneous detection of both slow and fast neutrons and can operate in pulse and current mode. These detectors can also be produced with a thin layer of Boron. Application of SCD detectors to neutron detection around fusion tokamak is reported. Some problems related to the processing of the very fast electrical pulse produced by diamond are addressed and the achieved and foreseen development of the processing electronics is reported as well. © 2006 IEEE.
Original languageEnglish
Article number5204579
Pages (from-to)2275 - 2279
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2009
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Angelone, M., Aielli, G., Almaviva, S., Cardarelli, R., Lattanzi, D., Marinelli, M., ... Verona-Rinati, G. (2009). Neutron detectors based upon artificial single crystal diamond. IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, 56(4), 2275 - 2279. [5204579].