Neutron Imaging by Boric Acid
Fabio Cardone, Giovanni Cherubini, Walter Perconti, Andrea Petrucci, Alberto Rosada
ARPA Radiation Laboratories Via Montezebio, Viterbo, Italy.
GNFM, Istituto Nazionale di Alta Matematica “F. Severi” Città Universitaria, Roma, Italy;Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA), Roma, Italy.
Istituto per lo Studio dei Materiali Nanostrutturati (ISMN-CNR) Via dei Taurini, Roma, Italy;GNFM, Istituto Nazionale di Alta Matematica “F. Severi” Città Universitaria, Roma, Italy.
Istituto Superiore per la Protezione e la Ricerca Ambientale (ISPRA), Roma, Italy.
Unità Tecnica Tecnologie e Impianti per la Fissione e la Gestione del Materiale Nucleare (UTFISST), Laboratorio Caratterizzazione Materiali Nucleari (CATNUC), Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA), Roma, Italy.
DOI: 10.4236/detection.2013.12005   PDF   HTML     4,123 Downloads   12,214 Views   Citations

Abstract

In this paper a new type of passive neutron detector based on the already existing one, CR39, is described. Its operation was verified by three different neutron sources: an Americium-Beryllium (Am241-Be) source; a TRIGA type nuclear reactor; and a fast neutron reactor called TAPIRO. The obtained results, reported here, positively confirm its operation and the accountability of the new developed detecting technique.

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F. Cardone, G. Cherubini, W. Perconti, A. Petrucci and A. Rosada, "Neutron Imaging by Boric Acid," Detection, Vol. 1 No. 2, 2013, pp. 30-35. doi: 10.4236/detection.2013.12005.

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