20th Century Electronics Proportional Counter (ca. 1970s)
This neutron detector was produced by 20th Century Electronics in England. The company began manufacturing BF3 counters in the early 1950s. It is 9 1/2 inches long, 1/2 inches in diameter, copper walled and filled with BF3. One end (towards the right in the above photo) has a threaded cap to protect the fragile glass insulator.
The model number, marked on the wall of the tube, is 5EB40/13/UA2528. The EB refers to "enriched boron trifluoride." The 13 refers to the tube diameter, i.e., 13 mm.
Donated by David Allard.