The upgraded version of the GEM side-on thermal neutron detector was successfully tested in a neutron diffraction experiment on a reference sample using the INES diffractometer at the ISIS spallation neutron source, UK. The performance of the new10B4C-based detector is compared to that of a standard3He tube, operating at the instrument as a part of the detectors assembly. The results show that the upgraded detector has a better resolution and an efficiency of the same order of magnitude of a3He-based detector.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy(all)
Pietropaolo, A., Claps, G., Fedrigo, A., Grazzi, F., Höglund, C., Murtas, F., Scherillo, A., Schmidt, S., & Schooneveld, E. M. (2018). Neutron diffraction measurements on a reference metallic sample with a high-efficiency GEM side-on. Europhysics Letters, 121(6), -. . https://doi.org/10.1209/0295-5075/121/62001