# IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science

## Issue 6  Part 2 • Dec. 2012

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Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):C1 - 3165
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• ### On the Combination of Delayed Neutron and Delayed Gamma Measurement Techniques for Nuclear Fuel and Its Application to Nuclear Data Uncertainty Reduction

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):3166 - 3172
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Novel techniques to measure induced fissions in spent fuel after re-irradiation at low power have been developed and tested at the Proteus zero-power research reactor. The two techniques are based on the detection of high energy gamma-rays emitted by short-lived fission products and delayed neutrons. View full abstract»

• ### Numerical and Experimental Calibration of a Calorimetric Sample Cell Dedicated to Nuclear Heating Measurements

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):3173 - 3179
Cited by:  Papers (15)
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Online nuclear measurements inside experimental channels of material testing reactors (MTRs) are needed for experimental works (to design mock-ups) and for numerical works (input data) in order to better understanding complex phenomena occurring during the accelerated ageing of materials and the irradiation of nuclear fuels. In this paper, we focus only on one kind of measurements: nuclear heating... View full abstract»

• ### Experimental Measurements at the MASURCA Facility

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):3180 - 3188
Cited by:  Papers (2)
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Dedicated to the neutronics studies of fast and semi-fast reactor lattices, MASURCA (meaning “mock-up facility for fast breeder reactor studies at CADARACHE”) is an airflow cooled fast reactor operating at a maximum power of 5 kW playing an important role in the CEA research activities. At this facility, a lot of neutron integral experimental programs were undertaken. The purpose of ... View full abstract»

• ### Radial Dependence of Induced Current Density and Small Pixel Effect in Parallel-Plate Detectors

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):3189 - 3193
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Now, pixelated detectors have a wide application in X-ray and gamma-astronomy, nuclear spectroscopy and nuclear medicine. If the absorption of charge carriers is high as in compound semiconductors, the process of charge induction on pixelated electrodes determines the spatial resolution of these detectors. Shockley-Ramo theorem gives only the total charge induced on the electrode of a parallel-pla... View full abstract»

• ### Experimental Results From the VENUS-F Critical Reference State for the GUINEVERE Accelerator Driven System Project

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):3194 - 3200
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The GUINEVERE (Generation of Uninterrupted Intense NEutron pulses at the lead VEnus REactor) project was launched in 2006 within the framework of FP6 EUROTRANS in order to validate online reactivity monitoring and subcriticality level determination in accelerator driven systems (ADS). Therefore, the VENUS reactor at SCK-CEN in Mol, Belgium, was modified towards a fast core (VENUS-F) and coupled to... View full abstract»

• ### Development of Spectroscopic Imaging Arrays Using Epitaxially Grown Thick Single Crystal CdTe Layers on Si Substrates

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):3201 - 3204
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We present the design and fabrication of a 2D monolithic pixelated detector array using metalorganic vapor-phase epitaxy grown thick CdTe epitaxial layers on Si substrates. Each pixel in the array consists of a p-CdTe/n-CdTe/n+-Si heterojunction diode structure, and pixels were patterned by cutting deep vertical grooves using a dicing saw. We also developed a low-temperature conductive-... View full abstract»

• ### A Switcher ASIC Design for Use in a Charge-Pump Detector

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):3205 - 3212
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The objective of this paper is to describe a Switcher ASIC with 64 high voltage output channels. Each channel provides two high voltage control pulses with maximum amplitudes of 32 V. The high voltage level shifter was designed with a current mirror switching circuit that has a readily adjustable switching speed, unlike conventional switching circuits. The logic control circuit uses a forward and ... View full abstract»

• ### Dynamic Time Over Threshold Method

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):3213 - 3217
Cited by:  Papers (13)
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The time over threshold (TOT) method has several advantages over direct pulse height analysis based on analog to digital converters (ADCs). A key advantage is the simplicity of the conversion circuit which leads to a high level of integration and a low power consumption. The TOT technique is well suited to build multi-channel readout systems for pixelated detectors as described in our previous wor... View full abstract»

• ### A Simple Subnanosecond Light Pulser

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):3218 - 3220
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An electronic circuit for generation of short light pulses is presented. The circuit uses low-cost, general-purpose electronic components and is simple in its structure. It is suitable for testing of the instruments and setups for the detection of light and adjusting correct timing and synchronization. The light pulses have a full width at half-maximum (FWHM) ranging from 0.9 to 2 ns for selected ... View full abstract»

• ### Operation of a GEM-TPC With Pixel Readout

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):3221 - 3228
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A prototype time projection chamber with 26 cm drift length was operated with a short-spaced triple gas electron multiplier (GEM) stack in a setup triggering on cosmic muon tracks. A small part of the anode plane is read out with a CMOS pixel application-specified integrated circuit (ASIC) named Timepix, which provides ultimate readout granularity. Pixel clusters of charge depositions correspondin... View full abstract»

• ### A CMOS 0.13 $mu$ m, 5 Gb/s Laser Driver for High Energy Physics Applications

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):3229 - 3234
Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (1)
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The GigaBit Laser Driver (GBLD) is a radiation tolerant ASIC designed to drive both edge emitting lasers and VCSELs at data rates up to 5 Gb/s. It is part of the GigaBit Transceiver (GBT) and Versatile Link projects, which are designing a bi-directional optical data transmission system capable of operating in the radiation environment of a typical HEP experiment. The GBLD can provide laser diode m... View full abstract»

• ### Analysis of Commercial Punch-Through IGBTs Behavior Under $^{60}$Co Irradiation: Turn-Off Switching Performances Evolution

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):3235 - 3243
Cited by:  Papers (2)
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This paper deals with the effects of 60Co gamma irradiation on punch-through commercial insulated gate bipolar transistors turn-off switching behavior. The response of the threshold voltage, the gate-emitter leakage current, the collector leakage current, the collector-emitter breakdown voltage and the turn-off switching parameters under three different in situ gate biases are described... View full abstract»

• ### Influence of Irradiation and Annealing on Structural Properties of the Optical Fiber Cladding Material

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):3244 - 3248
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We experimentally investigate the influences of irradiation and annealing process on the microstructure properties of optical fiber cladding material. The electron spin resonance (ESR) results reveal that the defect concentration significantly decreases after silica fiber cladding material is irradiated by ã-rays with a successive thermal annealing process. Raman analysis show the irradiat... View full abstract»

• ### Simulation Analysis of Bipolar Amplification in Independent-Gate FinFET and Multi-Channel NWFET Submitted to Heavy-Ion Irradiation

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):3249 - 3257
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The response to heavy-ion irradiation of FinFET and Multi-Channel Nanowire MOSFET (MC-NWFET) operated with independent gates is investigated by 3-D numerical simulation. The bipolar amplification and charge collection of devices with independent gates are particularly investigated and compared to those of conventional devices having a single surrounding gate. We show that the independent-gate oper... View full abstract»

• ### Radiation Effects in Commercial 1200 V 24 A Silicon Carbide Power MOSFETs

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):3258 - 3264
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In 2011, after many years of research and development SiC power MOSFETs became available in the commercial marketplace. This paper presents the results of Co60 total ionizing dose (TID) effects for the new high power-high current 24 A SiC devices irradiated at room temperature and 125°C. These commercially available components remained operational after a radiation dose of more than 100 kra... View full abstract»

• ### A Physics-Based Engineering Approach to Predict the Cross Section for Advanced SRAMs

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):3265 - 3271
Cited by:  Papers (2)
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This paper presents a physics-based engineering approach to estimate the heavy ion induced upset cross section for 6T SRAM cells from layout and technology parameters. The new approach calculates the effects of radiation with junction photocurrent, which is derived based on device physics. The new and simple approach handles the problem by using simple SPICE simulations. At first, the approach use... View full abstract»

• ### High Resolution Neutron Resonance Absorption Imaging at a Pulsed Neutron Beamline

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):3272 - 3277
Cited by:  Papers (12)
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The existence of resonance peaks in neutron absorption spectra in the epithermal range of energies enables unique non-destructive testing techniques. The deep penetration of epithermal neutrons provides an opportunity to perform a compositional analysis of a sample which is opaque to X-rays and thermal neutrons. The neutron resonances in the transmission spectra constitute a characteristic pattern... View full abstract»

• ### Scatter Correction Method by Temporal Primary Modulation in X-Ray CT

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):3278 - 3285
Cited by:  Papers (12)
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Scattered radiation is a major cause of image degradation in modern cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) scanners, both in the medical field as well as in non-destructive testing. In this work, we present a novel method for scatter correction in CBCT based on temporal primary modulation. In contrast to primary modulation methods in the spatial domain reported in the literature, temporal modulation... View full abstract»

• ### Position Reconstruction in a Dual Phase Xenon Scintillation Detector

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):3286 - 3293
Cited by:  Papers (18)
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We studied the application of statistical reconstruction algorithms, namely maximum likelihood and least squares methods, to the problem of event reconstruction in a dual phase liquid xenon detector. An iterative method was developed for in-situ reconstruction of the PMT light response functions from calibration data taken with an uncollimated γ -ray source. Using the techniques described, ... View full abstract»

• ### MPPC Array in the Readout of CsI:Tl, LSO:Ce:Ca, LaBr$_{3}!$:Ce, and BGO Scintillators

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):3294 - 3303
Cited by:  Papers (17)
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The aim of this work is to provide the characteristics of MPPC arrays with an active area of 6 × 6 mm2 in gamma-ray spectrometry with CsI:Tl, LSO:Ce:Ca, LaBr3:Ce and BGO scintillators. The chosen scintillators have significantly different decay times of the scintillation pulses and different wavelengths of emission peaks. This allowed an investigation into the dependen... View full abstract»

• ### A 65-nm CMOS Prototype Chip With Monolithic Pixel Sensors and Fast Front-End Electronics

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):3304 - 3311
Cited by:  Papers (1)
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This work is concerned with the design criteria and the experimental characterization of front-end electronics in a 65-nm CMOS technology for the readout of hybrid pixels and of monolithic active pixel sensors using a deep N-well as their collecting electrode. The work presents a summary of the experimental results relevant to a prototype chip, named Apsel65, focusing particularly on the front-end... View full abstract»

• ### Spectral- and Pulse-Shape Discrimination in Triplet-Harvesting Plastic Scintillators

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):3312 - 3319
Cited by:  Papers (14)  |  Patents (1)
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In this work, we describe a method to control the relative proportion of prompt and delayed luminosity of organic-based scintillators via direct and exponential emission from an extrinsic triplet state. This approach involves the incorporation of triplet-harvesting heavy metal complexes in plastic scintillator matrices to convert intrinsically non-luminescent host states to highly emissive guest s... View full abstract»

• ### Trends and Patterns of Scintillator Nonproportionality

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):3320 - 3331
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Data on the photon nonproportional response of 33 inorganic scintillation materials are systemized and analyzed. The main trends of nonproportionality for different groups of inorganic scintillators, especially for oxides and halides, are highlighted. The dependence of the shape and degree of photon nonproportional response versus chemical composition, dopant type, index of refraction and other fu... View full abstract»

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