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Title: Cryogenically cooled radiation detection apparatus

Abstract

This patent describes a radiation detection apparatus coolable to cryogenic temperatures comprising: (a) an outer vessel having walls defining an interior cavity therein; (b) an inner vessel disposed within the interior cavity of the outer vessel and itself having walls defining an interior cavity for holding cryogenic coolant; (c) means for supporting the inner vessel within the interior cavity of the outer vessel with the walls of the inner vessel spaced away from the surfaces of the outer vessel and for providing communication between the ambient atmosphere and the interior cavity of the inner vessel; (d) window means for providing transmission of radiation to be detected through a window to an opening in the outer wall of the outer vessel while sealing off the vacuum chamber defined between the inner and outer vessels from the ambient atmosphere; (e) a mounting member formed of a highly heat conductive metal mounted to the bottom surface of the inner cavity in heat transfer contact and extending outwardly and thence upwardly from the point of mounting in the vacuum chamber in spaced relation to the walls of the inner and outer vessels to a position at the opening in the outer vessel at whichmore » the window structure means is mounted; (f) radiation detector means for detecting incident radiation and providing an output signal indicative thereof.« less

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
7028301
Patent Number(s):
US 4740702
Application Number:
TRN: 88-025900
Assignee:
Nicolet Instrument Corp., Madison, WI
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: Filed date 22 Jan 1986
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; 71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; RADIATION DETECTORS; COOLING SYSTEMS; CRYOGENICS; COOLANTS; COOLING; DESIGN; HEAT TRANSFER; THERMODYNAMICS; VACUUM SYSTEMS; ENERGY SYSTEMS; ENERGY TRANSFER; MEASURING INSTRUMENTS; 440300* - Miscellaneous Instruments- (-1989); 420201 - Engineering- Cryogenic Equipment & Devices

Citation Formats

Huang, Y, and Hoerning, J M. Cryogenically cooled radiation detection apparatus. United States: N. p., 1988. Web.
Huang, Y, & Hoerning, J M. Cryogenically cooled radiation detection apparatus. United States.
Huang, Y, and Hoerning, J M. Tue . "Cryogenically cooled radiation detection apparatus". United States.
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abstractNote = {This patent describes a radiation detection apparatus coolable to cryogenic temperatures comprising: (a) an outer vessel having walls defining an interior cavity therein; (b) an inner vessel disposed within the interior cavity of the outer vessel and itself having walls defining an interior cavity for holding cryogenic coolant; (c) means for supporting the inner vessel within the interior cavity of the outer vessel with the walls of the inner vessel spaced away from the surfaces of the outer vessel and for providing communication between the ambient atmosphere and the interior cavity of the inner vessel; (d) window means for providing transmission of radiation to be detected through a window to an opening in the outer wall of the outer vessel while sealing off the vacuum chamber defined between the inner and outer vessels from the ambient atmosphere; (e) a mounting member formed of a highly heat conductive metal mounted to the bottom surface of the inner cavity in heat transfer contact and extending outwardly and thence upwardly from the point of mounting in the vacuum chamber in spaced relation to the walls of the inner and outer vessels to a position at the opening in the outer vessel at which the window structure means is mounted; (f) radiation detector means for detecting incident radiation and providing an output signal indicative thereof.},
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