National Physical Laboratory

Neutron consultancy

Neutron Consultancy
System for determining the number of neutrons in a very brief but intense pulse. The detector is the block on the right

NPL has particular expertise both in the measurement of neutron fields and in calculations with neutron transport codes. This expertise is available to customers in a variety of ways depending on the scope and nature of the work.

Technical enquiries needing less than two hours' work are free of charge, and can often be dealt with immediately.

Consultancies are available for work of greater scope. They are usually funded directly by customers, but joint funding may be available via NPL's Technology Innovation Fund.

Recent examples of consultancies include:

  • Development of a neutron yield monitor for use in a pulsed field where conventional instruments do not work
  • Measurement of the shielding properties of source containers
  • Measurements undertaken at customers' sites using specialised NPL instrumentation
  • Calculation of neutron instrument responses at the design stage


Customer Service tel: +44 20 8943 8637

Last Updated: 17 Aug 2010
Created: 17 Aug 2010


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