LiInSe2 for Semiconductor Neutron Detectors

Alireza Kargar, Huicong Hong, Joshua Tower, Andrey Gueorguiev, Hadong Kim, Leonard Cirignano, James F. Christian, Michael R. Squillante, Kanai Shah
2020 Frontiers in Physics  
Lithium indium selenide (LiInSe 2 ) is being developed for use as a room temperature semiconductor detector for thermal neutrons. The material has been studied for a number of applications including non-linear optics such as parametric oscillators, as anode material for lithium ion batteries, piezoelectrics, as a scintillation detector material, and as a semiconductor detector material. The recent advances of the crystal growth, material processing, and detector fabrication have led to
more » ... ave led to semiconductor neutron detectors with up to 100 mm 2 active area. The theoretical thermal neutron detection sensitivity and gamma rejection ratio (GRR) are comparable to 10 atm, 3 He tubes of similar size. Detector fabrication and characterization are described and the results are discussed.
doi:10.3389/fphy.2020.00078 fatcat:2xeowwtryjhi3dvju3nhifsf7u