An accurate and portable solid state neutron rem meter

T.M. Oakes, S.L. Bellinger, W.H. Miller, E.R. Myers, R.G. Fronk, B.W Cooper, T.J. Sobering, P.R. Scott, P. Ugorowski, D.S McGregor, J.K. Shultis, A.N. Caruso
2013 Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A : Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment  
14 Accurately resolving the ambient neutron dose equivalent spanning the thermal to 15 MeV 15 energy range with a single configuration and lightweight instrument is desirable. This paper 16 presents the design of a portable, high intrinsic efficiency, and accurate neutron rem meter whose 17 energy-dependent response is electronically adjusted to a chosen neutron dose equivalent 18 standard. The instrument may be classified as a moderating type neutron spectrometer, based on 19 an adaptation to
more » ... he classical Bonner sphere and position sensitive long counter, which, 20 simultaneously counts thermalized neutrons by high thermal efficiency solid state neutron 21 detectors. The use of multiple detectors and moderator arranged along an axis of symmetry (e.g., 22
doi:10.1016/j.nima.2013.03.060 fatcat:xrsaq4dowbdexcapn75o4mj6u4