Single Event Effect cross section calibration and application to quasi-monoenergetic and spallation facilities
2 RREACT Group, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Dell'Informazione, Università di Padova, 35131 Padova, Italy
3 ISIS Facility, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell Oxford, Didcot OX11 0QX, UK
4 Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA), 2-4 Shirakata, Tokai, Naka, Ibaraki 319-1195, Japan
5 Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES), 18 Avenue Edouard Belin, 31400 Toulouse, France
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Received in final form: 21 August 2017
Accepted: 14 November 2017
Published online: 12 February 2018
We describe an approach to calibrate Single Event Effect (SEE)-based detectors in monoenergetic fields and apply the resulting semi-empiric responses to more general mixed-field cases in which a broad variety of particle species and energy spectra are present. The calibration of the response functions is based both on experimental proton (30–200 MeV) and neutron (5–300 MeV) data and considerations derived from Monte Carlo simulations using the FLUKA Monte Carlo code. The application environments include the quasi-monoenergetic neutrons at RCNP, the atmospheric-like VESUVIO spallation spectrum and the CHARM high-energy accelerator test facility. The agreement between the mixed-field response and that predicted through the mono-energetic calibration is within ±30% for the broad variety of cases considered and thus regarded as highly successful for mixed-field monitoring applications.
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