Time Projection Chamber Development

Patrick O'Malley, Rutgers University

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The detection of nuclear materials has become increasingly important in recent years. To improve detection speed compared to proximity searching and to map multiple or distributed sources, directionally sensitive detection is needed. Directional detection of neutrons has been previously considered for applications such as controlled fusion neutron imaging and the imaging of solar neutrons. At Livermore, a neutron TPC detector has been designed, constructed, and tested for direction detection of MeV-energy neutrons.

Abstract Author(s): Patrick O'Malley