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Subject: Re: neutron measurement
Date: Feb 05, 12:11 pm
Poster: Scott Little

On Feb 05, 12:11 pm, Scott Little wrote:

Richard wrote:

>.... is the He3 tube capable of detecting fast neutrons directly?

Yes, although its sensitivity to thermal neutrons is significantly better. I'm going to encase it in polyethylene soon to thermalize the fast neutrons.

I've got a lot of experience with x-ray detectors and almost none with neutron detectors. I'll let you know what I find out as things progress.