Neutron generator graphite moderation

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Sarmad suseyn
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Neutron generator graphite moderation

Post by Sarmad suseyn » Fri Nov 06, 2020 7:20 pm

I had a graphite cube 200mm×200mm so i decided to to make something that gives me neutrons all the time, unless I stop it.
I 3d printed a template for some holes in the graphite block , ordered stainless steel tubes 40mm long 6mm diameter, and filled it with some oxides,🙄
Got my small AmBe source and placed it on top, and covered it with HDPE,
I placed the 42-14 neutron detector near it and connected to ludlum model 2200,
The test time was 1 minute
Got 300 counts with this setup,
Now dont kick my az, Specially you Richard.
i like to do experiments, im doing them so no one will.
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Re: Neutron generator graphite moderation

Post by Richard Hull » Fri Nov 06, 2020 10:30 pm

Nice little source. I am not sure about Kuwait's nuke regulations, so that is a non-issue here.

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Re: Neutron generator graphite moderation

Post by Dennis P Brown » Wed Nov 11, 2020 6:42 pm

Again, impressive work. However, a fusor would provide vastly more neutrons. Still, I'm sure it was a fun learning experience and if it was the 1950's, no doubt others would try it, too ;) .

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