Neutron detector applications include those for homeland security (e.g., border screening), fundamental research (e.g., neutron scattering beamlines), and industrial monitoring (e.g., personnel monitoring, water content in soil). Solid-state neutron detectors provide an alternative to the 3He-based detectors, maintaining a high thermal-neutron detection efficiency, at a fraction of the volume, mass, voltage, and power required from gas or liquid detectors. Recommend AC coupling to electronic readout circuit.
The MSND® technology implements 6Li conversion to yield a thermal neutron detection efficiency of 30%. Optimum HDPE moderator for 252Cf neutron source at 1-m is 3-4 cm in front and 3-6 cm behind the MSND® sensor.
DominoⓇ Neutron Detector
Li-Foil Multiwire Proportional Counter (MWPC) Neutron Detector