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Silicon Carbide (SiC) is a relatively new entry in the world of solid-state detectors. Although SiC response to neutrons is more complex than the one obtained with diamonds, the measured energy resolution (FWHM/E d< 4%) makes SiC an interesting alternative to diamond and silicon detectors for fast neutrons. The results obtained from the measurements of the response of a 100 μ m thick SiC detector to neutrons in the energy range between 3 and 20 MeV at the n_TOF spallation source at CERN are presented in this paper. By selecting the neutron energy by means of the time of flight, the detector response to quasi-mono-energetic neutrons was measured. The main neutron-induced nuclear reactions were identified in the measured pulse height spectrum. Detection efficiency as a function of neutron energy was measured and interpreted based on available neutron cross section and by making use of …
Publication date: 
11 Dec 2020

MH Kushoro, M Rebai, M Dicorato, D Rigamonti, C Altana, C Cazzaniga, G Croci, G Gorini, G Lanzalone, F La Via, A Muoio, A Muraro, F Murtas, E Perelli Cippo, M Tardocchi, M Barbagallo, F Mingrone, S Tudisco, Sicilia Collaboration

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Volume: 983 Pages: 164578
Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment