Multi-wire proportional chamber for ultra-cold neutron detection

C. L. Morris, T. J. Bowles, J. Gonzales, R. Hill, G. Hogan, M. Makela, R. Mortenson, J. Ramsey, A. Saunders, S. J. Seestrom, W. E. Sondheim, W. Teasdale, H. O. Back, R. W. Pattie, A. T. Holley, A. R. Young, L. J. Broussard, K. P. Hickerson, J. Liu, M. P. MendenhallB. Plaster, R. R. Mammei, M. Pitt, R. B. Vogelaar, R. Rios, J. Martin

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In this paper we describe the principles that have guided our design and the experience we have gained building multi-wire proportional chambers detectors for the ultra-cold neutron (UCN) source at the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE). Simple robust detectors with 50 cm2 of active area have been designed. These have been used both in ion chamber and proportional mode for the detection of UCN.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)248-250
Number of pages3
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number2-3
StatePublished - Feb 11 2009

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Funding Information:
This work has been supported in part by the US Department of Energy, by the National Science Foundation and by Los Alamos National Laboratory internal funding (LDRD)


  • Multi-wire proportional detector
  • Ultra-cold neutrons

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation


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