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Manufacture Of Dual Sided Microstructured Semiconductor Neutron Detectors, Jared Medina Apr 2019

Manufacture Of Dual Sided Microstructured Semiconductor Neutron Detectors, Jared Medina

Kansas State University Undergraduate Research Conference

The world is in need of a new way to detect neutrons. The best current detectors rely on 3He, which is in short supply. The 3He detectors are extremely expensive. The goal of this project is to produce inexpensive and robust detectors that do not rely on 3He. Instead of using gas, the Dual Sided Microstructured Neutron Detectors (DS-MSNDs) are made from a semiconductor material. The DS-MSNDs have been simulated to have up to 70% efficiency, which is comparable to the 3He detectors efficiency of about 80%. The DS-MSNDs have micro-trenches that are back filled with ...