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Large area thermal neutron detectors for security applications

Marsden, Edward James (2013) Large area thermal neutron detectors for security applications. PhD thesis, University of Sheffield.

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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

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Science (Sheffield) > Physics and Astronomy (Sheffield)
Identification Number/EthosID: uk.bl.ethos.577539
Depositing User: EThOS Import Sheffield
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2016 09:41
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2016 09:41
URI: http://etheses.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/15013

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