The Neuchrometer is Quaesta Instruments’ newest addition to its line of digital neutron pulse monitors, and has many advantages over analog devices including: - List mode with source tagging, synchronous time stamping across an array, and pulse height - Multi-channel analyzer - Internal data logging - All in a 1" diameter package perfect for neutron coincidence counters and arrays A web page interface allows the user to view data including pusle height spectra and pusle wa
Future Research While Quaesta Instruments has made a name for its self in the field of neutron detection, we have begun to expand into the field of Gamma Ray spectroscopy. Our current research has started to look into the applications of using our Neuchrometers in conjuncture with a scintillating detector, we are able to monitor and identify various substances based on the observed energy. This allows us to create the unique spectrum that is unique to every atomic structure.
Quaesta Instruments has just finished designing and manufacturing a portable backpack neutron detector. The system uses two 1” x 1’ Helium-3 proportional counter gas tubes, with Boron-10 lined and Boron Trifluoride tubes as an available option. These tubes connect to a single NPM 3000, the latest version of our Neutron Pulse Monitor (NPM). The Neutron Pulse Monitor communicates via Bluetooth to an app-based graphical user interface on any standard smart phone or PDA. We have
Quaesta’s Neutron Pulse Monitor (NPM-3000) has several unique features that separate it from a standard preamplifier and allow it to be used in a wider range of applications. The NPM-3000 interfaces with proportional style gas tube neutron detectors. It includes a high voltage supply (3000V), low noise charge sensitive amplifier (CSA), pulse shaper, gain stage (1-20) and discriminator. These are components of a standard neutron pulse counter preamplifier. However, this i
The first part of the Neutron Pulse Monitor Product spotlight focused on the Multichannel Analyzer and how it makes setting up the device more efficient and accurate. The built-in MCA is also an invaluable diagnostic tool both in the field and in the lab as it allows the user to monitor the health of each individual detector/tube combination and identify problems as they arise. Many NPM-3000 devices are used in remote locations and mobile platforms where laboratory diagnosti