A scattered-neutron detector for areal density measurement

Y. Arikawa, T. Murata, S. Fujino, H. Yoshida, K. Yamanoi, T. Nakazato, T. Shimizu, N. Sarukura, M. Nakai, T. Norimatsu, H. Azechi, K. Kamada, Y. Usuki, T. Suyama, A. Yoshikawa, N. Satoh, H. Kan

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    Experimental results are presented on the neutron scintillating properties of a custom-designed Praseodymium-doped Lithium-6 glass for a new deuterium-deuterium (DD) fusion scattered-neutron detector. Luminescence was observed at 278 nm-wavelength, and time-resolved measurement yielded ∼5.4 ns decay time for neutron excitation. Actual time-of-flight data in laser fusion experiments at the GEKKO XII facility at the Institute of Laser Engineering (ILE), Osaka University reveal that it can clearly discriminate fusion primary-neutrons from the x-ray signals. This material promises the realization of more accurate DD fusion scattered-neutron diagnostics. Design work for a scattered-neutron detector is being conducted for the Fast Ignition Realization Experiment (FIRE-X) at ILE.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number032041
    JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
    Issue numberPART 3
    Publication statusPublished - 2010

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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