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Subject: Re: Inexpensive neutron source
Date: Oct 26, 5:09 pm
Poster: Jim Lux

On Oct 26, 5:09 pm, Jim Lux wrote:

>I have been looking for some beryllium, or an alloy, salt, anything with this poisonous metal in it so I can make a cheap PoBe or AmBe source to quick-check the neutron counter. I think that aluminum absorbs alphas and emits neutrons- but double-check me on that.

There have been several posts on this in the past.. It doesn't work very well. The posts are all extracted and partially redacted in http://home.earthlink.net/~jimlux/nuc/ncount.htm