Chapter 7.3 Thermal neutron detection

Mathematical, physical and chemical tables

First Online Edition (2006)

Part 7. Measurement of intensities

  1. P. Convert,
  2. P. Chieux

Published Online: 1 JAN 2006

DOI: 10.1107/97809553602060000606

International Tables for Crystallography

International Tables for Crystallography

How to Cite

Convert, P. and Chieux, P. 2006. Thermal neutron detection. International Tables for Crystallography. C:7:7.3:644–652.

Author Information

  1. Institut Laue–Langevin, Avenue des Martyrs, BP 156X, F‐38042 Grenoble CEDEX, France

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2006



This chapter concerns the detection of neutrons having thermal and epithermal energies in the range 0.0002–10 eV (20–0.1 Å). Topics covered include neutron capture, neutron detection processes and electronic aspects of neutron detection. Typical detection systems and their characteristics are described.


  • neutron detection processes;
  • neutron detection systems;
  • detectors;
  • films;
  • foil detectors;
  • gas detectors for neutrons;
  • neutrons;
  • position‐sensitive detectors;
  • thermal neutron detection