Thin-film deposition and characterization for neutron detection applications

  • C. Misiano
  • D. M. Trucchi
  • M. Renzelli
  • E. Bemporad
  • A. Santoni
  • A. Pietropaolo
  • A. Vannozzi
  • G. Celentano
Regular Article
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Focus Point on 3He replacement in neutron detection: Current status and perspectives


Solid state physics experimental techniques and characterization tools can provide a valuable contribution to the research and development activity on He-free neutron detection systems, for both detector assessment and performance improvement. Presently, a He replacement strategy relies on the use of 6Li - and/or 10B -based neutron-to-charged particle converters coupled to radiation detectors (solid state, gaseous and scintillators). These topics have been discussed during a devoted session within the HeRe (He- Replacement) in Italy Workshop held in Frascati at the ENEA Research Centre, and this paper aims at presenting a brief overview on possible deposition and characterization techniques of thin films that have been subject of discussion.


Physical Vapour Deposition Neutron Detection Thermal Source Chemical Vapor Deposition Diamond Chemical Vapor Deposition System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Misiano
    • 1
  • D. M. Trucchi
    • 2
  • M. Renzelli
    • 3
    • 4
  • E. Bemporad
    • 3
    • 4
  • A. Santoni
    • 5
  • A. Pietropaolo
    • 6
  • A. Vannozzi
    • 6
  • G. Celentano
    • 6
  1. 1.Romana Film SottiliAnzioItaly
  2. 2.CNR-ISMMontelibretti SectionMonterotondo ScaloItaly
  3. 3.University “Roma Tre”Department of EngineeringRomeItaly
  4. 4.INFNRomaTRE, CSN5RomeItaly
  5. 5.UTAPRAD-MNFENEA Frascati Research CentreFrascatiItaly
  6. 6.UT-FusioneENEA Frascati Research CentreFrascatiItaly

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