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