EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 239, 2020ND 2019: International Conference on Nuclear Data for Science and Technology
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Section||Experimental Facilities, Equipment, Techniques and Methods|
|Published online||30 September 2020|
MicroMegas-based detectors for time-of-flight measurements of neutron-induced reactions
1 CEA - Irfu, University Paris-Saclay, F-91191 Gif-sur-Yvette, FRANCE
2 CEA Cadarache, DEN/DER/SPRC/LEPh, F-13108 St-Paul-Lez-Durance, France
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Published online: 30 September 2020
MicroMegas detectors are versatile gaseous detectors which are used for ionizing particle detection. A MicroMegas detector consists of two adjacent gas-filled volumes. One volume acts as a drift region with an electric field operating in the ionization chamber regime, the second volume is the amplification region acting as a parallel-plate avalanche counter. The use of the microbulk technique allows the production of thin, radiation resistant, and low-mass detector with a highly variable gain. Such MicroMegas detectors have been developed and used in combination with neutron time-of-flight measurements for in-beam neutron-flux monitoring, fission and light-charged particle reaction cross section measurements, and for neutron-beam imaging. An overview of MicroMegas detectors for neutron detection and neutron reaction cross section measurements and related results and developments will be presented.
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