In the framework of the ATTRACT-uRANIA project, funded by the European Community, we are developing an innovative neutron imaging detector based on micro-Resistive WELL (μ-RWELL) technology. The μ-RWELL, based on the resistive detector concept, ensuring an efficient spark quenching mechanism, is a highly reliable device. It is composed by two main elements: A readout-PCB and a cathode. The amplification stage for this device is embedded in the readout board through a resistive layer realized by means of an industrial process with DLC (Diamond-Like Carbon). A thin layer of oro on the copper surface of the catode allows the thermal neutrons detection through the release of litio and α particles in the active volume. This technology has been developed to be an efficient and convenient alternative to the 3He shortage. The goal of the project is to prove the feasibility of such a novel neutron detector by developing and testing small planar prototypes with readout boards suitably segmented with strip or pad readout, equipped with existing electronics or readout in current mode. Preliminary results from the test with different prototypes, showing a good agreement with the simulation, will be presented together with construction details of the prototypes and the future steps of the project.

U-Rania: A neutron detector based on μ-rwell technology

Garzia I.;Scodeggio M.;
2020

Abstract

In the framework of the ATTRACT-uRANIA project, funded by the European Community, we are developing an innovative neutron imaging detector based on micro-Resistive WELL (μ-RWELL) technology. The μ-RWELL, based on the resistive detector concept, ensuring an efficient spark quenching mechanism, is a highly reliable device. It is composed by two main elements: A readout-PCB and a cathode. The amplification stage for this device is embedded in the readout board through a resistive layer realized by means of an industrial process with DLC (Diamond-Like Carbon). A thin layer of oro on the copper surface of the catode allows the thermal neutrons detection through the release of litio and α particles in the active volume. This technology has been developed to be an efficient and convenient alternative to the 3He shortage. The goal of the project is to prove the feasibility of such a novel neutron detector by developing and testing small planar prototypes with readout boards suitably segmented with strip or pad readout, equipped with existing electronics or readout in current mode. Preliminary results from the test with different prototypes, showing a good agreement with the simulation, will be presented together with construction details of the prototypes and the future steps of the project.
Balossino, I.; Bencivenni, G.; Bielowka, P.; Cibinetto, G.; Farinelli, R.; Felici, G.; Garzia, I.; Gatta, M.; Giacomelli, P.; Giovannetti, M.; Wilton, R. H.; Lai, C. -C.; Lavezzi, L.; Messi, F.; Mezzadri, G.; Morello, G.; Pinamonti, M.; Lener, M. P.; Robinson, L.; Scodeggio, M.; Svensson, P. -O.
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