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Fast Neutron Generators

The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division (NSWCCD) has issued a Request for Proposals to provide one deuterium-deuterium (D-D) neutron generator and one deuterium-tritium (D-T) neutron generator.

Technical programs at NSWCCD and within the Navy require the capability to evaluate fast neutron spectrometers, RADIACs, dosimeters, and imaging systems in basic and applied research programs as well as for the testing and evaluation of radiation detection systems.

Having reliable fast neutron generators for use in the laboratory and in the field would greatly enhance the effectiveness of these efforts and obviate the need for expensive and sometimes ineffective fast-neutron emitting radioactive sources.

“Fast neutron generators have the advantage that they can be turned off so that there is no neutron emission when high voltage power is turned OFF,” states the announcement. “This feature is of great value both in terms of experimental capabilities as well as in regard to personnel safety, issues of storage and reducing risk of accidental radiation exposures.

Further details are available via Solicitation Number: N65540-15-T-5032. The response deadline is Dec. 8, 2014.

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