Electro-optic Laser-Sampled Neutron Detector

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A new method of detecting radiation which can allow for long distance measurements is being investigated. The device is primarily for neutrons detection althought it could, in principle, be used for gamma ray detection. The neutron detection medium is a solid, transparent, electro-optical material, such as lithium niobate, lithium tantalite, or barium borate. Crystals of these materials act as optical gates to laser light, allowing light to pass through only when a neutron interaction occurs in the crystal. Typical light detection devices, such as CCD cameras or photomultiplier tubes, can be used to signal when light passes through the crystal. ... continued below

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Shultis, J. Kenneth & McGregor, Douglas November 30, 2009.

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A new method of detecting radiation which can allow for long distance measurements is being investigated. The device is primarily for neutrons detection althought it could, in principle, be used for gamma ray detection. The neutron detection medium is a solid, transparent, electro-optical material, such as lithium niobate, lithium tantalite, or barium borate. Crystals of these materials act as optical gates to laser light, allowing light to pass through only when a neutron interaction occurs in the crystal. Typical light detection devices, such as CCD cameras or photomultiplier tubes, can be used to signal when light passes through the crystal. The overall goal of the project is to investigate the feasibility of such devices for the detection of neutron radiation and to quantify their capabilities and limitations.

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  • Report No.: DOE/ID/14591
  • Grant Number: FG07-04ID14591
  • DOI: 10.2172/968648 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 968648
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc933227

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  • November 30, 2009

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Shultis, J. Kenneth & McGregor, Douglas. Electro-optic Laser-Sampled Neutron Detector, report, November 30, 2009; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc933227/: accessed October 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.