The ITER neutral beam test facility under construction in Padova will host two experimental devices: SPIDER, a 100 kV negative H/D RF beam source, and MITICA, a full scale, 1 MeV deuterium beam injector. SPIDER will start operations in 2016 while MITICA is expected to start during 2019. Both devices feature a beam dump used to stop the produced deuteron beam. Detection of fusion neutrons produced between beam-deuterons and dump-implanted deuterons will be used as a means to resolve the horizontal beam intensity profile. The neutron detection system will be placed right behind the beam dump, as close to the neutron emitting surface as possible thus providing the map of the neutron emission on the beam dump surface. The system uses nGEM neutron detectors. These are Gas Electron Multiplier detectors equipped with a cathode that also serves as neutron-proton converter foil. The cathode is designed to ensure that most of the detected neutrons at a point of the nGEM surface are emitted from the corresponding beamlet footprint (with dimensions of about 40×22 mm2) on the dump front surface. The size of the nGEM detector for SPIDER is 352 mm×200 mm. Several smaller size prototypes have been successfully made in the last years and the experience gained on these detectors has led to the production of the full size detector for SPIDER during 2014. This nGEM has a read-out board made of 256 pads (arranged in a 16×16 matrix) each with a dimension of 22 mm×13 mm. This paper describes the production of this detector and its tests (in terms of beam profile reconstruction capability, uniformity over the active area, gamma rejection capability and time stability) performed on the ROTAX beam-line at the ISIS spallation source (Didcot-UK).
Muraro, A., Croci, G., Albani, G., Claps, G., Cavenago, M., Cazzaniga, C., et al. (2016). Performance of the full size nGEM detector for the SPIDER experiment. NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH. SECTION A, ACCELERATORS, SPECTROMETERS, DETECTORS AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT, 813, 147-152 [10.1016/j.nima.2015.12.015].
|Citazione:||Muraro, A., Croci, G., Albani, G., Claps, G., Cavenago, M., Cazzaniga, C., et al. (2016). Performance of the full size nGEM detector for the SPIDER experiment. NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH. SECTION A, ACCELERATORS, SPECTROMETERS, DETECTORS AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT, 813, 147-152 [10.1016/j.nima.2015.12.015].|
|Tipo:||Articolo in rivista - Articolo scientifico|
|Carattere della pubblicazione:||Scientifica|
|Presenza di un coautore afferente ad Istituzioni straniere:||No|
|Titolo:||Performance of the full size nGEM detector for the SPIDER experiment|
|Autori:||Muraro, A; Croci, G; Albani, G; Claps, G; Cavenago, M; Cazzaniga, C; Dalla Palma, M; Grosso, G; Murtas, F; Pasqualotto, R; Perelli Cippo, E; Rebai, M; Tardocchi, M; Tollin, M; Gorini, G|
MURARO, ANDREA (Primo) (Corresponding)
CROCI, GABRIELE (Secondo)
GORINI, GIUSEPPE (Ultimo)
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Rivista:||NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH. SECTION A, ACCELERATORS, SPECTROMETERS, DETECTORS AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2015.12.015|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su rivista|