Calibration of a neutron soil moisture meter

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ConferenceInternational Symposium on Humidity and Moisture, Proceedings: 1963, Washington, D.C., USA
Pages205211; # of pages: 7
AbstractIn both the design and the calibration of a neutron moisture meter, the following assumptions are made; all other atoms present in soils have such a large mass when compared to hydrogen atoms that their role in reducing the energy of neutrons is negligible; the only reactions in which the neutrons are involved are mechanical; and the hydrogen atoms present in soils are only those chemically bonded to oxygen in the form of water. The design of a scintillation moisture meter, its calibration in the laboratory, and its subsequent field assessment are described. Those factors found to cause the discrepancy in instrument readings are also discussed.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number8599
NPARC number20386254
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