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Title: RADIATION COUNTER

Abstract

This patent relates to a radiation counter, and more particularly, to a scintillation counter having high uniform sensitivity over a wide area and capable of measuring alpha, beta, and gamma contamination over wide energy ranges, for use in quickly checking the contami-nation of personnel. Several photomultiplier tubes are disposed in parallel relationship with a light tight housing behind a wall of scintillation material. Mounted within the housing with the photomultipliers are circuit means for producing an audible sound for each pulse detected, and a range selector developing a voltage proportional to the repetition rate of the detected pulses and automatically altering its time constant when the voltage reaches a predetermined value, so that manual range adjustment of associated metering means is not required.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4325489
Patent Number(s):
US 2822479
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-12-010265
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-58
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PATENTS; ALPHA DETECTION; BETA DETECTION; CONTAMINATION; ELECTRIC POTENTIAL; ENERGY RANGE; GAMMA DETECTION; LIGHT; PATENT; PHOTOMULTIPLIERS; SCINTILLATION COUNTERS; SENSITIVITY; SOUND

Citation Formats

Goldsworthy, W.W. RADIATION COUNTER. United States: N. p., 1958. Web.
Goldsworthy, W.W. RADIATION COUNTER. United States.
Goldsworthy, W.W. 1958. "RADIATION COUNTER". United States. doi:.
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