[ RadSafe ] Thermal Neutron Counting

Mercado, Don don.mercado at lmco.com
Mon Apr 10 11:28:53 CDT 2006

Greetings all,

A researcher here approached me this morning wanting to count thermal
neutrons around a device for a month. He says that there can't be any
power/electronics involved with the detector. I thought of activation
foils and I'm working with our dosimetry company to see what they can do
for us, but I thought I'd come to the well for advice.

What would you suggest for counting thermal neutrons in this case? Any
help would be greatly appreciated.

Donald P. Mercado
Radiation Safety Officer
Explosives Safety Officer
Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company
O/9K-2S, B/157
1111 Lockheed Martin Way
Sunnyvale, CA 94089
Ph. (408) 742-0759
Fx. (408) 756-0504
Don.Mercado at lmco.com
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arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but 
rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally 
worn out, and loudly proclaiming 
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