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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:
 [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. (Los Alamos, NM)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, NM
OSTI Identifier:
865559
Patent Number(s):
US 4536841
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) LANL
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
portable; neutron; spectrometer; dosimeter; disclosure; relates; battery; operated; utilizing; microprocessor; built-in; tissue; equivalent; detector; 128-channel; pulse; height; analyzer; integral; liquid; crystal; display; apparatus; calculates; doses; dose; rates; neutrons; incident; displays; spectrum; rad; rem; function; kev; micron; accumulated; millirads; millirem; hour; pulse height; channel pulse; battery operated; disclosure relates; neutron detector; liquid crystal; dose rate; neutron dose; height analyzer; crystal display; neutron spectrometer; dose rates; tissue equivalent; meter utilizing; dosimeter utilizing; /250/

Citation Formats

Waechter, David A., Erkkila, Bruce H., and Vasilik, Dennis G. Portable neutron spectrometer and dosimeter. United States: N. p., 1985. Web.
Waechter, David A., Erkkila, Bruce H., & Vasilik, Dennis G. Portable neutron spectrometer and dosimeter. United States.
Waechter, David A., Erkkila, Bruce H., and Vasilik, Dennis G. Tue . "Portable neutron spectrometer and dosimeter". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/865559.
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title = {Portable neutron spectrometer and dosimeter},
author = {Waechter, David A. and Erkkila, Bruce H. and Vasilik, Dennis G.},
abstractNote = {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.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1985},
month = {Tue Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1985}
}

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