[ RadSafe ] Neutron Detection Instrument Recommendation

Falo, Gerald A Dr CIV USA MEDCOM PHC Jerry.Falo at us.army.mil
Mon Feb 25 14:01:32 CST 2013


In addition to the other responses, LND, Inc. (http://www.lndinc.com/) has a large selection of BF3 tubes of various shapes and sizes: http://www.lndinc.com/products/category/41/.

I've not used any of their products personally so I can't make specific recommendation, but I do know that they've been in business many years.



The statements and opinions expressed herein are my responsibility; no one else (certainly not my employer) is responsible, but I still reserve the right to make mistakes.

Gerald A. Falo, Ph.D., CHP
Army Institute of Public Health - Health Physics Program
jerry.falo at us.army.mil
DSN: 584-4852

-----Original Message-----
From: radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu [mailto:radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu] On Behalf Of Cueva, Louie
Sent: Monday, February 25, 2013 2:27 PM
To: radsafe at agni.phys.iit.edu
Subject: [ RadSafe ] Neutron Detection Instrument Recommendation

I received an atypical "Friday afternoon" question from a researcher and wanted to share with the list.  His interest is in detecting ambient thermal neutrons via boron interactions.  Essentially he's looking for a "bare" BF3 detection instrument without a polyethylene moderator.  Hoping to garner ideas for commercial off the shelf products (or close to it) that might fit the bill?  Most results I found in quick internet searches of common radiation safety instrumentation providers yielded instruments that are either moderated or have moved to He-3 detector designs.

Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!

Louie Cueva
Boeing Radiation Health Protection
Environment, Health & Safety
206.544.4315 desk | 206.653.5754 mobile
louie.cueva at boeing.com

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