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Neutron-burst timing with sealed tube generators
Author(s): Arthur D. Liberman; Felix K. Chen
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Paper Abstract

Being able to produce pulses of neutrons differentiates sealed tube neutron generators from isotopic sources and they've become absolutely essential for a number of measurements. We briefly review pulsed neutron measurements in oil well logging, mineral exploration, and process control, emphasizing the neutron burst timing requirements. We then discuss the neutron burst timing properties of two types of neutron generators. One, currently the standard version, has a cold cathode Penning ion source, and the other, recently introduced into commercial service, uses a thermionic ion source.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 March 1995
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2339, International Conference on Neutrons and Their Applications, (3 March 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.204153
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Arthur D. Liberman, Schlumberger-Doll Research (United States)
Felix K. Chen, Schlumberger-Doll Research (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2339:
International Conference on Neutrons and Their Applications
George Vourvopoulos; Themis Paradellis, Editor(s)

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