Aluminium dodecaboride: A possible thermal neutron detector

Menhard Kocsis, Janos Major

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Solid-state devices for the detection of thermal neutrons may possess many interesting features compared to gas-filled detectors. The AlB12, a wide band gap semiconductor, is an interesting for such a detector, which can be used without cooling, e.g. at room temperature. Monocrystalline AlB12 was grown by crucible free electron beam heating method and the obtained samples have been characterized crystallographically and electrically.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)234-243
Number of pages10
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 2002
EventAdvances in Neutron Scattering Instrumentation - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: Jul 7 2002Jul 8 2002


  • Neutron detector
  • Refractory material
  • Room-temperature detector
  • Solid-state detector

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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