A BNCT-dedicated SPECT system to monitor in real time the 10B dose is under development focusing on CdZnTe (CZT) solid state detectors as photon sensors. Since BNCT facilities are characterised by a (n+γ) radiation field and considering the high value of cadmium neutron absorption cross section, we evaluated the response of a CZT detector using the irradiation thermal neutron facility of the Pavia University research nuclear reactor. The reported measurements showed that, despite the thermal neutron and γ background, the CZT detector is able to discriminate the 10B signal from the neutron capture peaks of 113Cd.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 21 2019|
- Mixed (n+γ) radiation field
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics