“We are happy with the Domino® due to its simplicity and low-voltage handling. The small form factor allows for neutron generator applications like ours.”
– Brian Jurczyk, President / Starfire Industries LLC
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Neutron detector applications include those for homeland security (e.g., border screening), fundamental research (e.g., at neutron scattering beamlines), and industrial monitoring (e.g., personnel monitoring, water content in soil). Solid-state neutron detectors provide an alternative to the 3He-based detectors, maintaining a high thermal-neutron detection efficiency, at a fraction of the volume, mass, voltage, and power required from gas, liquid, or crystal detectors. Recommend AC coupling to electronic readout circuit.
The detector utilizes microstructured semiconductor neutron detector (MSND®) technology. The MSND® technology implements 6Li conversion to yield a thermal neutron detection efficiency of 30%. Optimum HDPE moderator for 252Cf neutron source at 1-m is 3-4 cm in front and 3-6 cm behind the MSND® sensor.
A strong demand for thin form factor neutron detectors with the flexibility to adjust available detection area has driven RDT to offer the end-to-end pluggable Domino® with 4 cm2 detection area, 20% - 30% thermal neutron detection efficiency, < 3 mW power consumption, and digital output per module. The digital outputs of the Domino® may also be tied together in the tiled format.
Electronics & Interfacing: The onboard electronics package includes a preamplifier, shaping amplifier, discriminator, analog-to-digital converter, temperature sensor and voltage regulator.
Microstructured Semiconductor Neutron Detector (MSND®) Tile
Li-Foil Multiwire Proportional Counter (MWPC) Neutron Detector