Development of a thermal-neutron flux-measuring instrument

  title={Development of a thermal-neutron flux-measuring instrument},
  author={C. V. Weaver and C. H. K. Smith and J. W. Chastain},
  journal={Transactions of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers, Part I: Communication and Electronics},
The instrument measures thermal-neutron flux directly and automatically. Measurements are nearly independent of gamma flux and ambient temperature. The method depends upon balancing the temperatures of an electrically heated balancing element and a fission-heated uranium-fueled sensing element. The flux-detector assembly measures only 3/16-inch OD (outside… CONTINUE READING