Manual for the Portable Handheld Neutron Counter (PHNC) for Neutron Survey and the Measurement of Plutonium Samples

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We have designed a portable neutron detector for passive neutron scanning measurement and coincidence counting of bulk samples of plutonium. The counter will be used for neutron survey applications as well as the measurement of plutonium samples for portable applications. The detector uses advanced design {sup 3}He tubes to increase the efficiency and battery operated shift register electronics. This report describes the hardware, performance, and calibration for the system.

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Menlove, H.O. November 1, 2005.

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We have designed a portable neutron detector for passive neutron scanning measurement and coincidence counting of bulk samples of plutonium. The counter will be used for neutron survey applications as well as the measurement of plutonium samples for portable applications. The detector uses advanced design {sup 3}He tubes to increase the efficiency and battery operated shift register electronics. This report describes the hardware, performance, and calibration for the system.

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  • Report No.: LA-14257-M
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • DOI: 10.2172/876504 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 876504
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc878645

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Menlove, H.O. Manual for the Portable Handheld Neutron Counter (PHNC) for Neutron Survey and the Measurement of Plutonium Samples, report, November 1, 2005; Oak Ridge, Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc878645/: accessed October 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.