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Multi-wire proportional chamber for ultra-cold neutron detection

Morris, C. L. and Bowles, T. J. and Gonzales, J. and Hill, R. and Hogan, G. and Makela, M. and Mortenson, R. and Ramsey, J. and Saunders, A. and Seestrom, S. J. and Sondheim, W. E. and Teasdale, W. and Back, H. O. and Pattie, R. W., Jr. and Holley, A. T. and Young, A. R. and Broussard, L. J. and Hickerson, K. P. and Liu, J. and Mendenhal, M. P. and Plaster, B. and Mammei, R. R. and Pitt, M. and Vogelaar, R. B. and Rios, R. and Martin, J. (2009) Multi-wire proportional chamber for ultra-cold neutron detection. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 599 (2-3). pp. 248-250. ISSN 0168-9002. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20090918-100837424

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Abstract

In this paper we describe the principles that have guided our design and the experience we have gained building multi-wire proportional chambers detectors for the ultra-cold neutron (UCN) source at the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE). Simple robust detectors with 50 cm2 of active area have been designed. These have been used both in ion chamber and proportional mode for the detection of UCN.


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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2008.11.099DOIUNSPECIFIED
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Morris, C. L.0000-0003-2141-0255
Hickerson, K. P.0000-0001-7647-119X
Additional Information:© 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. Received 27 August 2008; revised 10 September 2008; accepted 18 November 2008. Available online 3 December 2008. This work has been supported in part by the US Department of Energy, by the National Science Foundation and by Los Alamos National Laboratory internal funding (LDRD)
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Subject Keywords:Ultra-cold neutrons; Multi-wire proportional detector
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