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Material Requirements for a Boron Phosphide Thermal Neutron Counter

  • T. P. Viles (a1), B. A. Brunett (a1), H. Yoon (a2), J. C. Lund (a1), H. Hermon (a1), D. Buchenauer (a1), K. McCarty (a1), M. Clifft (a1), D. Dibble (a1) and R. B. James (a1)...


Electrical characterization (current versus voltage and capacitance versus voltage) of nonstoichiometric amorphous boron phosphide Schottky diodes for neutron detection is presented. These results are incorporated in a Monte Carlo model of detector response to determine material requirements for a boron phosphide neutron counter.



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