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Title: Optical remote diagnostics of atmospheric propagating beams of ionizing radiation

Abstract

Data is obtained for use in diagnosing the characteristics of a beam of ionizing radiation, such as charged particle beams, neutral particle beams, and gamma ray beams. In one embodiment the beam is emitted through the atmosphere and produces nitrogen fluorescence during passage through air. The nitrogen fluorescence is detected along the beam path to provide an intensity from which various beam characteristics can be calculated from known tabulations. Optical detecting equipment is preferably located orthogonal to the beam path at a distance effective to include the entire beam path in the equipment field of view.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
United States Of America, Department Of Energy
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1176613
Patent Number(s):
H000755
Assignee:
United States Of America, Department Of Energy OSTI
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Citation Formats

Karl JR., Robert R. Optical remote diagnostics of atmospheric propagating beams of ionizing radiation. United States: N. p., 1990. Web.
Karl JR., Robert R. Optical remote diagnostics of atmospheric propagating beams of ionizing radiation. United States.
Karl JR., Robert R. Tue . "Optical remote diagnostics of atmospheric propagating beams of ionizing radiation". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1176613.
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title = {Optical remote diagnostics of atmospheric propagating beams of ionizing radiation},
author = {Karl JR., Robert R.},
abstractNote = {Data is obtained for use in diagnosing the characteristics of a beam of ionizing radiation, such as charged particle beams, neutral particle beams, and gamma ray beams. In one embodiment the beam is emitted through the atmosphere and produces nitrogen fluorescence during passage through air. The nitrogen fluorescence is detected along the beam path to provide an intensity from which various beam characteristics can be calculated from known tabulations. Optical detecting equipment is preferably located orthogonal to the beam path at a distance effective to include the entire beam path in the equipment field of view.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1990},
month = {3}
}

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