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Neutron detector

  1. Mar 16, 2004 #1
    Hello all
    I am new here, please pardon me if I have posted to the wrong board.
    My question should be fairly simple. I am building a fusor which I am hoping will generate neutrons from a D-D reaction. However, I have no way to detect them:frown:
    I was wondering if there are simple ways to detect neutrons? I know that Craig Wallace used CDs to slow neutrons to <1 eV (thermal neutrons) and then measured them... but how? Also, if I am only working with my fusor at, say, 20KV, will there be enough energy to do the aluminum foil "trick," in which paraffin or another moderator slows neutrons down to thermal energies and then the thermal neutrons strike aluminum foil, giving off a gamma ray, giving an approximation of the number of neutrons.
    It would be a plus if I had an actual count, but just a detection is more than fine.
    Thank you very much for your time!
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