Neutron Detector Chambers

  • At the heart of a Silverside detection system is the Silverside Base chamber: a thin, thermal neutron detection panel that is designed to balance flexibility of design of the overall system, while keeping the cost per detection at a minimum.

    Silverside Base SPECIFICATIONS

    Neutron Conversion 7.5″ x 36″ single sheet double-side readout Li-6
    Overall size 2.3” x 8.2” x 44.4”
    Neutron detection method Multi-wire proportional counter
    Thermal neutron efficiency εthermal=30%. [Area][/Area][εthermal][/εthermal]=520 cm2
    Fissile neutron efficiency (with moderator) .95 cps/ng (Cf-252 @ 2m)
    Neutron detector gamma rejection Better than 10-8
    Voltage input 950V-1420V
    Signal/HV connection MHV
    Maximum throughput 10,000 cps
    Weight 20 lbs


*Read from the Silverside Base chamber at 1420V, 1000pF decoupling capacitor, and TI OP AMP LMP722


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