Direct numerical experiments for neutron detection using superconductor MgB2

Masahiko Machida, Tomio Koyama, Masaru Kato, Takekazu Ishida

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We examine a proposal about neutron detection using MgB2 superconductor. For the purpose, we perform computer simulations for the time-dependent Ginzburg-Landau equation coupled with the temperature diffusion equation derived from the energy conservation law and simulate dynamics of "hot-spot" nucleated by neutron absorption in superconductor MgB 2. The simulations reveal basic principles required for the neutron detection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)409-412
Number of pages4
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number1-3 SPEC. ISS.
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Aug 21
Externally publishedYes


  • Computer simulation
  • MgB
  • Neutron detection
  • Superconducting dynamics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation


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