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Subject: Re: Second source scintillator plastics
Poster: Richard Hull

On , Richard Hull wrote:

>For a source closer to home, try OE Tech at www.oetech.com.

Remember, Neutron detection in even the best plastic scintillator made specifically for neutron detection (Bicron BC-720) is lousey at .5% absolute efficiency. Regular plastic scintillators are virtually unusable. They are fine for gamma and charged particle detection, however.

Joe Zambelli, The third neutron club member uses the common scintillator, but his readings are in the mud even at 90,000n/sec. If you make a working fusor, and it is marginal you might not see the neuts in the noise on such a scintillator.

Richard Hull