Sensitivity of a Gd-coated resistive plate chamber to low-energy neutrons

Byungsik Hong, J. H. Kim, K. B. Lee, K. S. Lee, M. S. Ryu, Sung Keun Park, K. S. Sim, S. J. Hong

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We present the design and the construction of a resistive plate chamber (RPC) with a Gd-coated electrode for the detection of low-energy neutrons, The signals were read out by using two perpendicular strip planes. The sensitivity of the RPC was tested by using the 252Cf source at the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, After the background had been properly subtracted, the neutron detection efficiency was determined to be about 3% and 2% for the backward and the forward scattered electron configurations, respectively, at an incident energy of about 75 meV.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)782-787
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the Korean Physical Society
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Nov 1



  • Cf
  • Gd-coated electrode
  • Neutrons
  • Resistive plate chamber

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Hong, B., Kim, J. H., Lee, K. B., Lee, K. S., Ryu, M. S., Park, S. K., ... Hong, S. J. (2005). Sensitivity of a Gd-coated resistive plate chamber to low-energy neutrons. Journal of the Korean Physical Society, 47(5), 782-787.