Superconducting Neutron Detectors and Their Application to Imaging

Takekazu ISHIDA  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E103-C   No.5   pp.198-203
Publication Date: 2020/05/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1353
DOI: 10.1587/transele.2019SEI0002
Type of Manuscript: INVITED PAPER (Special Section on Recent Progress in Superconductor Sensors and Detectors for Cutting-Edge Technologies)
Category: Superconducting Electronics
Keyword: 
superconducting detector,  neutron,  kinetic inductance,  delay-line imaging,  

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Summary: 
Superconducting detectors have been shown to be superior to other techniques in some applications. However, superconducting devices have not been used for detecting neutrons often in the past decades. We have been developing various superconducting neutron detectors. In this paper, we review our attempts to measure neutrons using superconducting stripline detectors with DC bias currents. These include attempts with a MgB2-based detector and a Nb-based detector with a 10B converter.