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Recent developments of a Micromegas detector for neutron physics

Abstract : After a short description of the Micromegas principle, a concept of new neutron detectors based on this technique is presented. It is illustrated by an overall picture of the use of these detectors in different domains such as: nuclear physics, inertial fusion and industrial applications. A particular description will be devoted to two topics. The first one concerns the compact detector named ldquoPiccolo- Micromegasrdquo. This detector, capable of measuring a neutron flux in a broad range of neutron energies, is developed for the measurements of the in-core neutrons flux of future generations of nuclear reactors. The second one based on the new micro-bulk concept is developed for a monitoring detector of a neutron beam.
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S. Andriamonje, S. Aune, E. Berthoumieux, R. de Oliveira, A. Giganon, et al.. Recent developments of a Micromegas detector for neutron physics. Symposium on Radiation Measurment and Applications, Jun 2008, Berkeley, Canada. pp.1076-1082, ⟨10.1109/TNS.2009.2015447⟩. ⟨in2p3-00452956⟩

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