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Project ID: HPRI-CT-1999-50005
Finanziato nell'ambito di: FP5-HUMAN POTENTIAL
Paese: United Kingdom

High resolution neutron sensitive scintillator detector

A new technology has been developed for producing large area neutron sensitive ZnS scintillator detectors with a one dimensional 3 mm spatial resolution. The current generation of ZnS scintillator detectors have been very successful at ISIS, but its position resolution is limited to 5 mm. In the design stage of ENGIN-X, the new diffractometer for engineering studies at ISIS, it became clear that detectors with a 3 mm position resolution would be required and a new technology for constructing this type of detector was developed.

This technology has been transferred to industry and industry has produced (by early 2004) 10 of these full size detector modules covering a 1.4 m2 area. Evaluation has shown that the build quality of these modules is very high. The large area detector array has been cost effective to produce, easy to install and the maintenance costs proved to be very low. Utilisation of the 3 mm detector is not limited to ENGIN-X, though, and this new type of scintillation detector could also be beneficial to other beam lines at ISIS or neutron scattering facilities around the world. Scientists and engineers around the world are currently using ENGIN-X and their results will be widely published.

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