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Workshop on SoNDe Applications in Neutron Detection in Freising

From 17-19 October the SoNDe workshop took place in Freising, Germany, with participants from both science and industry. The workshop dealt with the potential of SoNDe detector technology applied in various fields.

The SoNDe projects aims to develop a prototype for a neutron detector with the following specifications:

  • High-flux capability, capable of handling the peak-flux of up-to-date spallation sources (gain factor of 20 over current detectors)
  • High-resolution of 3 mm by single-pixel technique, below by interpolation
  • High detection efficiency of 80 % or more
  • No beam stop necessary, thus enabling investigations with direct beam intensity
  • Strategic independence from 3He
  • Time-of-flight capability
  • Modularity for ease of maintenance

SoNDe-WorkshopCopyright: Forschungszentrum Jülich

Presentations during the workshop addressed the overview and scope of the project, applications in research, safety and industry as well as the associated benefits compared to other neutron detector technologies.

At the end of the workshop, all participants brought together ideas, proposals and requests of support from the SoNDe project in a constructive, open discussion session, later to be published as conference proceedings.

We wish to thank the EU (H2020 Grant No. 654124) and Hamamatsu Photonics for their financial support.

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This project is funded by the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme of the European Union. Project number 654124.