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Title: Portable neutron spectrometer and dosimeter

Abstract

The disclosure relates to a battery operated neutron spectrometer/dosimeter utilizing a microprocessor, a built-in tissue equivalent LET neutron detector, and a 128-channel pulse height analyzer with integral liquid crystal display. The apparatus calculates doses and dose rates from neutrons incident on the detector and displays a spectrum of rad or rem as a function of keV per micron of equivalent tissue and also calculates and displays accumulated dose in millirads and millirem as well as neutron dose rates in millirads per hour and millirem per hour.

Inventors:
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OSTI Identifier:
5380124
Application Number:
ON: DE84005962
Assignee:
ERA-09-012669; EDB-84-037768
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; NEUTRON DOSIMETRY; DATA ANALYSIS; TISSUE-EQUIVALENT DETECTORS; NEUTRON SPECTROMETERS; COMPUTER CODES; LET; MICROPROCESSORS; PULSE ANALYZERS; COMPUTERS; DOSIMETRY; ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS; ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT; ENERGY TRANSFER; EQUIPMENT; MEASURING INSTRUMENTS; MICROELECTRONIC CIRCUITS; RADIATION DETECTORS; SPECTROMETERS; 440102* - Radiation Instrumentation- Radiation Dosemeters; 440103 - Radiation Instrumentation- Nuclear Spectroscopic Instrumentation

Citation Formats

Waechter, D.A., Erkkila, B.H., and Vasilik, D.G.. Portable neutron spectrometer and dosimeter. United States: N. p., Web.
Waechter, D.A., Erkkila, B.H., & Vasilik, D.G.. Portable neutron spectrometer and dosimeter. United States.
Waechter, D.A., Erkkila, B.H., and Vasilik, D.G.. . "Portable neutron spectrometer and dosimeter". United States.
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