EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 231, 20208th International Meeting of Union for Compact Accelerator-Driven Neutron Sources (UCANS-8)
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Neutron spectroscopy from 1 to 15 MeV with Mimac-FastN, a mobile and directional fast neutron spectrometer and an active phantom for BNCT and PFBT
Laboratoire de Physique Subatomique et de Cosmologie, Université Grenoble-Alpes -CNRS/IN2P3, France
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Published online: 11 March 2020
In the frame of direct dark matter search, the fast neutrons producing elastic collisions on the nuclei of the active volume are the ultimate background. The MIMAC (MIcro-tpc MAtrix Chambers) project has developed a directional detector providing the directional signature to discriminate them from the searched events based on 3D nuclear tracks reconstruction. The MIMAC team of the LPSC has adapted one MIMAC chamber as a mobile fast neutron spectrometer, the Mimac-FastN detector, having a wide neutron energy range (10 keV – 600 MeV) working with different gas mixtures and pressures. This presentation will be focused on the MeV range with 4He + 5% CO2 gas mixture at 700 mbar. A boron coating inside the active volume used for calibration purpose opens the possibility to use the active volume as an active phantom for Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT) and Proton Fusion Boron Therapy (PFBT).
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