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Neutron detectors based on scintillation screens ZnS(Ag)/LiF and solid-state photomultipliers have been developed. Lightguides are used to collect light. The application of a coincidence scheme provides a low dark count and a neutron detection efficiency as high as 70%. A scheme of x-y neutron detector based on wavelength shifting fibers is also proposed. Tests of the proposed versions of detectors in a neutron beam have shown their efficiency.

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Original Russian Text © V.S. Litvin, V.N. Marin, S.K. Karaevsky, D.N. Trunov, S.N. Axenov, A.A. Stolyarov, R.A. Sadykov, 2016, published in Kristallografiya, 2016, Vol. 61, No. 1, pp. 115–119.

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Litvin, V.S., Marin, V.N., Karaevsky, S.K. et al. Scintillation neutron detectors based on solid-state photomultipliers and lightguides. Crystallogr. Rep. 61, 106–110 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1134/S1063774516010090

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Keywords

  • Crystallography Report
  • Neutron Beam
  • Dark Pulse
  • Silicon Photomultiplier
  • KETEK