Solid state physics experimental techniques and characterization tools can provide a valuable contribution to the research and development activity on He-free neutron detection systems, for both detector assessment and performance improvement. Presently, a He replacement strategy relies on the use of6Li - and/or10B -based neutron-to-charged particle converters coupled to radiation detectors (solid state, gaseous and scintillators). These topics have been discussed during a devoted session within the HeRe (He- Replacement) in Italy Workshop held in Frascati at the ENEA Research Centre, and this paper aims at presenting a brief overview on possible deposition and characterization techniques of thin films that have been subject of discussion.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy(all)
Misiano, C., Trucchi, D. M., Renzelli, M., Bemporad, E., Santoni, A., Pietropaolo, A., ... Celentano, G. (2015). Thin-film deposition and characterization for neutron detection applications. European Physical Journal Plus, 130(10), -. . https://doi.org/10.1140/epjp/i2015-15218-x