Detection  Vol.1 No.2 , October 2013
Neutron Imaging by Boric Acid
In this paper a new type of passive neutron detector based on the already existing one, CR39, is described. Its operation was verified by three different neutron sources: an Americium-Beryllium (Am241-Be) source; a TRIGA type nuclear reactor; and a fast neutron reactor called TAPIRO. The obtained results, reported here, positively confirm its operation and the accountability of the new developed detecting technique.

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F. Cardone, G. Cherubini, W. Perconti, A. Petrucci and A. Rosada, "Neutron Imaging by Boric Acid," Detection, Vol. 1 No. 2, 2013, pp. 30-35. doi: 10.4236/detection.2013.12005.
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