Detectors Research & Development

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Large-Area Detector Prototype Shows Increased Efficiency on Beamline Tests at LLB

A team of researchers from ESS and ILL have made improvements on the first-of-its-kind boron carbide-based large area Multi-Grid detector under development for ESS instruments CSPEC and T-REX.

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Long-Term Multi-Grid Trial at SNS Validates Detector’s Use for CSPEC and T-REX

Seven years of R&D have produced the first Boron film-based large-area detector prototype validated for use by ESS instruments.

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Beamline Tests Show Progress in Multi-Blade Development

Through the European-Union funded BrightnESS project, scientists at ESS and its partner institutions aim to realise detectors that can capture and record the high neutron rates delivered by the world’s most powerful neutron source.

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The Intensity Frontier: Developing World Class Detectors Using Boron

EU support through the BrightnESS project is delivering critical results for the development of boron-based detectors at ESS.

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Detector Coatings Research Leads to ESS Production Facility in Linköping

The little building with the forgettable name has the attention of neutron science facilities across Europe.

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INSTRUMENT

DETECTOR CONTACT PERSON

INSTRUMENT CLASS

PREFERRED DETECTOR TECHNOLOGY

LOKI

Kalliopi Kanaki

SANS

Bandgem

SKADI

Kalliopi Kanaki

SANS

Direct Coupled Scint

ODIN

Tomasz Brys

Imaging

Misc: MCP, Scintillator,…

VOR

Anton Khaplanov

Direct Spectroscopy

Multi-Grid

C-SPEC

Anton Khaplanov

Direct Spectroscopy

Multi-Grid

DREAM

Irina Stefanescu

Diffraction

Jalousie

BEER

Irina Stefanescu

Diffraction

A1mCLD

FREIA

Francesco Piscitelli

Reflectometry

Multi-Blade

NMX

Dorothea Pfeiffer

Macromolecular Crystallography

Gd Gem

BIFROST

--

Indirect Spectroscopy

--

HEIMDAL

Richard Hall-Wilton

Diffraction

WLS Scintillator

ESTIA

Francesco Piscitelli

Reflectometry

Multi-Blade

INSTRUMENT

DETECTOR ACTIVE AREA [m2]

ESTIMATED BORON COATED AREA [m2]

WAVELENGTH RANGE [Å]

TIME RESOLUTION [µs]

LOKI

8 - 16

240 - 480

3 - 20

100

SKADI

2.0674

--

2 - 18

100

ODIN

1

--

1 - 10

1

VOR

25.65

872.1

0.8 - 20

10

C-SPEC

47.47

1613.98

1.5 - 20

10

DREAM

9.7

660

0.5 - 20

<10

BEER

4 + 0.75

112

0.1 - 7

10

FREIA

0.25

2.87

2.5 - 12 (opt. 25)

100

NMX

1.08

--

1.8 - 3.5

1000

BIFROST

2.4

--

1 - 8

<10

HEIMDAL

15.002

--

1 - 13

100

ESTIA

0.16

1.84

4 - 10

100

Workshops & Facilities

ESS maintains a number of facilities for R&D, including workshops in Lund, test beamlines in Germany and Norway, and a thin films coating facility in Linköping.

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