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

Kiril Ianakiev and Martin Swinhoe display the electronics package on the detector


Kiril Ianakiev (right) points to an electronics package on a single-cell prototype of his modular neutron detector. The detector is made of high-density polyethylene, a tough, durable plastic. Metal cladding on the exterior surfaces of the two single-cell prototypes shields their electronics from the electrical noise produced by power lines and other external sources. Measurements made with the prototypes have confirmed calculations of their neutron detection efficiency done by Martyn Swinhoe (left). The plastic detector body on the right will be used to build an eight-cell detector—the first fieldable version of the modular detector.

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