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Title: THE INERT GAS PURIFIER

Abstract

A device used for purmfication of inert gases used nkn nuclear detectors such as grid ionization chambers, proportional, and gas scintillation counters is described. Gas to be purifnked cireulates in a svstem containing a column consisting of trays with Ca and Mg shavings, horizontal pipes, valves, and a detector to be filled with a pure gas. The device is designed to work at up to 10 atm. The apparatus ts out-gassed very carefully. lt is filled with argon, which ps cnkrculated for 5 hours and then pumped out. Operation is based on the thermal circulation principle. The process depends on the filter temperature and purification time, which in turn, are function of the gas pressure and the chemical composition of the filter. The best resolution obtained for alpha particles from natural uranium at 4.20 and 4.76 Mev was 6%. Commercial argon at 6 atm was used. Curves obtained show that the filter temperature cannot be lower than 210 deg C and that the one containing calcium mixed with magnesium gives better results than that containing pure calcium only. (L.N.N.)

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Inst. of Nuclear Physics, Krakow
OSTI Identifier:
4832672
NSA Number:
NSA-16-003104
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Nukleonika (Poland)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: Vol: 6; Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-62
Country of Publication:
Country unknown/Code not available
Language:
English
Subject:
ENGINEERING AND EQUIPMENT; ARGON; CALCIUM; CLEANING; ENERGY LEVELS; FILTERS; GASES; MAGNESIUM; PIPES; PLANNING; PRESSURE; PUMPS; RARE GASES; RESOLUTION; THERMAL DIFFUSION; VALVES

Citation Formats

Grotowski, K., Rapacki, H., and Slapa, M. THE INERT GAS PURIFIER. Country unknown/Code not available: N. p., 1961. Web.
Grotowski, K., Rapacki, H., & Slapa, M. THE INERT GAS PURIFIER. Country unknown/Code not available.
Grotowski, K., Rapacki, H., and Slapa, M. Sun . "THE INERT GAS PURIFIER". Country unknown/Code not available.
@article{osti_4832672,
title = {THE INERT GAS PURIFIER},
author = {Grotowski, K. and Rapacki, H. and Slapa, M.},
abstractNote = {A device used for purmfication of inert gases used nkn nuclear detectors such as grid ionization chambers, proportional, and gas scintillation counters is described. Gas to be purifnked cireulates in a svstem containing a column consisting of trays with Ca and Mg shavings, horizontal pipes, valves, and a detector to be filled with a pure gas. The device is designed to work at up to 10 atm. The apparatus ts out-gassed very carefully. lt is filled with argon, which ps cnkrculated for 5 hours and then pumped out. Operation is based on the thermal circulation principle. The process depends on the filter temperature and purification time, which in turn, are function of the gas pressure and the chemical composition of the filter. The best resolution obtained for alpha particles from natural uranium at 4.20 and 4.76 Mev was 6%. Commercial argon at 6 atm was used. Curves obtained show that the filter temperature cannot be lower than 210 deg C and that the one containing calcium mixed with magnesium gives better results than that containing pure calcium only. (L.N.N.)},
doi = {},
journal = {Nukleonika (Poland)},
number = ,
volume = Vol: 6,
place = {Country unknown/Code not available},
year = {1961},
month = {1}
}