Talk:Neutron detection

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The Topic[edit]

My interest in neutron detection comes from my summer and semester research (still ongoing) at Jefferson Lab. I am doing research in developing methods for better detection analysis. Just thought I should share something I know of the general approach, since nothing had been said about it before.

(KunalKathuria 03:27, 12 December 2005 (UTC))

Related AfD[edit]

For anyone watching this article, I advise looking at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Theory, Design and Calibration of a BF3 Tube Neutron Detector. Theory, Design and Calibration of a BF3 Tube Neutron Detector is a recently created but now abandonned article which at the least needs cleanup and whose notability is hard to assess. --EMS | Talk 18:53, 1 May 2007 (UTC)


This article describes one setup in considerable detail. How applicable is it to neutron detection in general? Sho Uemura 03:08, 22 June 2007 (UTC)

Agreed. Rogerthebadger 21:41, 11 July 2007 (UTC)

Agreed: The descriptions appear to relate primarily to fundamental science experiments (such as in particle physics). Applications such as homeland security are not covered. Unkenruf 16:41, 3 March 2010 (UTC)


Neutron detection is not necessarily used at any other facility where criticality might occur - most Criticality Incident Detection Systems (CIDS) only detect the associated gamma pulse.

Detection of fast neutrons is a challenge - they tend not to stop in the detector until you slow them down a bit. Rogerthebadger 21:41, 11 July 2007 (UTC)

  • Good catch - corrected. Uncertain about californium, though, so that stays for now. Sho Uemura 15:35, 13 July 2007 (UTC)

A neutron pulse actually has higher tail energy relative to the amplitude of the pulse, relative to a photon pulse. Perhaps the incorrect information to the contrary has been copy-pasted from this site. For a reliable source, look at academic writing on neutron and photon pulses. For example, this paper has on page 5 a graph with real detector data, showing neutron pulses having higher tail energy relative to total energy than photon pulses. See also page 21 of this paper. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:59, 27 September 2014 (UTC)

Right TOC[edit]

How about a right toc at the very top of the page? Emesee (talk) 21:59, 17 October 2008 (UTC)