Accession Number : ADD010624

Title :   Lithium-6 Foil Neutron Detector.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Young,C A

Report Date : 21 Dec 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : A neutron detection apparatus is provided which includes a selected number of flat surfaces of lithium-6 foil, and which further includes a gas mixture in contact with each of the flat surfaces for selectively reacting to charged particles emitted by or radiated from the lithium foil. A container is provided to seal the lithium foil and the gas mixture in a volume from which water vapor and atmospheric gases are excluded, the container having one or more walls which are transmissive to neutrons. Monitoring equipment in contact with the gas mixture detects reactions taking place in the gas mixture, and, in response to such reactions, provides notice of the flux of neutrons passing through the volume of the detector. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Foils(Materials), *Lithium alloys, *Detectors, *Neutrons, Gases, Atmospheric chemistry, Water vapor, Charged particles, Walls, Mixing

Subject Categories : Metallurgy and Metallography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE