Accession Number : ADD011522

Title :   Lightweight Neutron Detector.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Young,C A ; Geelhood,B D ; Silva,D M

Report Date : 31 Jul 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : A neutron detector is disclosed which uses the moderating material as the structural support for the neutron detector element. A thin metal liner is affixed to the inside of the plastic moderating material encasement for containing a neutron detecting gas. A high voltage supply is connected to an electrical conductor which extends between the ends of the encasement and serves to furnish output pulses to a pulse counter upon the occurrence of ionization of the counting gas in response to neutron flux through the volume of the detector. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Neutron detectors, *Neutron counters, *Pulse counters, Counting methods, Lightweight, Thinness, Metals, Ionization, Electric conductors, Gases, Linings, Tritium, Boron compounds, Polypropylene, Polyethylene, Hydrogen compounds, Fluorides

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Nuclear Instrumentation
      Nuclear Physics & Elementary Particle Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE