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Title: BETA SCINTILLATION COUNTING WITH THIN PLASTIC PHOSPHORS

BETA SCINTILLATION COUNTING WITH THIN PLASTIC PHOSPHORS The design and performance characteristics of a simple, efficient low- background beta scintillation counter without anticoincidence are described. The counter with thin plastic phosphors is dense enough to see beta particles and yet thin enough to reduce background to 0.5 cpm. The system can be easily converted into an alpha counter if one simply substitutes a zinc-sulfide phosphor for the plastic one and reduces the gain. (N.W.R.)
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OSTI Identifier:OSTI ID: 4803788
Resource Type:Journal Article
Resource Relation:Journal Name: Nucleonics (U.S.) Ceased publication; Journal Volume: Vol: 20: No. 1; Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-62
Research Org:New York Operations Office, AEC
Country of Publication:Country unknown/Code not available
Language:English
Subject: ENGINEERING AND EQUIPMENT; ALPHA DETECTION; BACKGROUND; BETA PARTICLES; PERFORMANCE; PHOSPHORS; PLANNING; POLYMERS; SCINTILLATION COUNTERS; ZINC SULFIDES