Development of a Li-coated RPC for low-energy neutron detection

K. S. Lee, S. H. Ahn, Byungsik Hong, M. Ito, T. I. Kang, B. I. Kim, H. C. Kim, J. H. Kim, K. B. Lee, Sung Keun Park, M. S. Ryu, K. S. Sim, S. J. Hong

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Abstract

In this report, we present a newly developed hybrid resistive plate chamber (RPC) for the detection of low-energy neutrons. Lithium-fluoride (LiF) enriched for the 6Li isotope was chosen as the material sensitive to low-energy neutrons for the construction of the hybrid RFC. The LiF-coated RFC was tested by using the 252Cf neutron-irradiation facility at the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI). The detection efficiency of the double-layered LiF-coated RPC to neutrons in the energy range from 10 to 560 meV was approximately 1.6 %. We obtained reliable efficiency plateaus over a wide range of electric-field intensities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)846-849
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Korean Physical Society
Volume48
Issue number4 I
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Apr 1

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Keywords

  • Avalanche
  • GEANT simulation
  • LiF-coated resistive plate chamber
  • Low energy neutron

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Lee, K. S., Ahn, S. H., Hong, B., Ito, M., Kang, T. I., Kim, B. I., ... Hong, S. J. (2006). Development of a Li-coated RPC for low-energy neutron detection. Journal of the Korean Physical Society, 48(4 I), 846-849.

Development of a Li-coated RPC for low-energy neutron detection. / Lee, K. S.; Ahn, S. H.; Hong, Byungsik; Ito, M.; Kang, T. I.; Kim, B. I.; Kim, H. C.; Kim, J. H.; Lee, K. B.; Park, Sung Keun; Ryu, M. S.; Sim, K. S.; Hong, S. J.

In: Journal of the Korean Physical Society, Vol. 48, No. 4 I, 01.04.2006, p. 846-849.

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Lee, KS, Ahn, SH, Hong, B, Ito, M, Kang, TI, Kim, BI, Kim, HC, Kim, JH, Lee, KB, Park, SK, Ryu, MS, Sim, KS & Hong, SJ 2006, 'Development of a Li-coated RPC for low-energy neutron detection', Journal of the Korean Physical Society, vol. 48, no. 4 I, pp. 846-849.
Lee KS, Ahn SH, Hong B, Ito M, Kang TI, Kim BI et al. Development of a Li-coated RPC for low-energy neutron detection. Journal of the Korean Physical Society. 2006 Apr 1;48(4 I):846-849.
Lee, K. S. ; Ahn, S. H. ; Hong, Byungsik ; Ito, M. ; Kang, T. I. ; Kim, B. I. ; Kim, H. C. ; Kim, J. H. ; Lee, K. B. ; Park, Sung Keun ; Ryu, M. S. ; Sim, K. S. ; Hong, S. J. / Development of a Li-coated RPC for low-energy neutron detection. In: Journal of the Korean Physical Society. 2006 ; Vol. 48, No. 4 I. pp. 846-849.
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