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Title: Large area thermal neutron detectors for security applications
Author: Marsden, Edward James
ISNI:       0000 0004 2746 1077
Awarding Body: University of Sheffield
Current Institution: University of Sheffield
Date of Award: 2013
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This report details the research and development of a novel class of large area thermal neutron detector, developed specifically for the application of cargo screening. Based broadly on a laminar scintillation device, developed by Barton et al, using ZnS and Li6F, the new detector achieves a comparable level of performance to standard 3He tubes, but only employs readily available components and none isotopically enriched chemicals, thereby offering a low cost solution to the problem caused by restrictions in the supply of 3He.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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