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Los Alamos National Laboratory Research Quarterly, Fall 2002
A Modular Neutron Detector
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A Modular Neutron Detector

Fieldable Modular Detector

Illustration of a fieldable modular detector

A computer rendering of a fieldable modular neutron detector, which will have eight detection cells and a detection area of 0.21 square meter. Most of the detector is high-density polyethylene. Electronics embedded in the detector's body amplify the detection signal, provide high voltage for the detection cells, and enable the detector to communicate with other detectors. Stacked on their sides, modular detectors could be used to build neutron-detection walls along highways, inspection arches at vehicle entry points, and distributed-detector networks encircling facilities or towns.


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