CASCADE Detector Technologies

Detectors and Electronics for Neutron Instrumentation

Modern Challenges to Neutron Detector Technology

With the cost and complexity of modern high intensity neutron sources growing enormously the available neutrons need to be exploited to the highest possible extend. In practice, much can still be achieved at reasonable cost on the neutron detection side, rather than on the neutron generation side. Modern detector technology must serve this goal through large solid angle detector coverage joined with highest count rate capability. But likewise, industrial criteria such as detector up-time, availability of service and finally the availability of a homogeneous detector product line, that can be acquired for replacements as well as upgrades, are essential to a neutron institution in its strive to maximize the scientific output.