Single Crystal Diamond (sCD) are candidate neutron detectors for the ITER Radial Neutron Camera (RNC) due to their capability of performing both neutron counting and spectroscopy while withstanding high levels of radiation. This paper presents a study on methods of separation between neutron and gamma events, through the analysis of the pulse shapes of a 500μm thick sCD. Methods for gamma rejection may be beneficial especially during ITER deuterium–deuterium operation to extract the 2.5 MeV neutron signal. Four neutron/gamma separation algorithms for sCD neutron detectors are presented. Three algorithms rely on pulses shape information and one on the frequency analysis. The final experimental implementation based on multi-step separation approach achieved above 90% of correctly discriminated pulses.

Neutron/Gamma separation in 500μm thick single crystal diamonds

Esposito B.;Marocco D.;Podda S.;Pompili F.;Riva M.
2020

Abstract

Single Crystal Diamond (sCD) are candidate neutron detectors for the ITER Radial Neutron Camera (RNC) due to their capability of performing both neutron counting and spectroscopy while withstanding high levels of radiation. This paper presents a study on methods of separation between neutron and gamma events, through the analysis of the pulse shapes of a 500μm thick sCD. Methods for gamma rejection may be beneficial especially during ITER deuterium–deuterium operation to extract the 2.5 MeV neutron signal. Four neutron/gamma separation algorithms for sCD neutron detectors are presented. Three algorithms rely on pulses shape information and one on the frequency analysis. The final experimental implementation based on multi-step separation approach achieved above 90% of correctly discriminated pulses.
Diamond detector
Gamma
Neutron
n∕γ separation
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