Boron-10 lined RPCs for sub-millimeter resolution thermal neutron detectors: conceptual design and performance considerations

  title={Boron-10 lined RPCs for sub-millimeter resolution thermal neutron detectors: conceptual design and performance considerations},
  author={L. M. S. Margato and A. Morozov},
  journal={Journal of Instrumentation},
A novel concept for position-sensitive thermal neutron detectors based on thin-gap Resistive Plate Chambers (RPC) lined with a neutron converter layer is presented and its feasibility is discussed. Several detector architectures implementing a stack of RPCs in multilayer and inclined geometries are introduced. The results of a Monte Carlo simulation study are presented demonstrating the effect of the main detector design parameters on the expected detection efficiency and spatial resolution. 
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