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Title: AN IMPROVED ALPHA-COUNTING TECHNIQUE

AN IMPROVED ALPHA-COUNTING TECHNIQUE A scintillation technique for alpha counting with a zinc sulfide phosphor is described which exhibits higher efficiency and lower background than the standard techniques. The zinc sulfide is coated on a Mylar base, and disks of the phosphor are applied directly to the sample. Counter efficiencies of about 47% are attained and the background is less than 1 count/hr. (auth)
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OSTI Identifier:4137785
Resource Type:Journal Article
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Resource Relation:Journal Name: Analytical Chemistry (U.S.) Formerly Ind. Eng. Chem., Anal. Ed.; Journal Volume: Vol: 32; Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-61
Research Org:U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, Health and Safety Lab., New York
Country of Publication:Country unknown/Code not available
Language:English
Subject: ENGINEERING AND EQUIPMENT; ALPHA PARTICLES; COATING; COUNTERS; EFFICIENCY; MYLAR; PHOSPHORS; PLATES; POLYESTERS; QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS; SAMPLING; SCINTILLATION COUNTERS; SULFIDES; ZINC