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Title: Radiation monitor for liquids

Abstract

A radiation monitor for use with liquids that utilizes air ions created by alpha radiation emitted by the liquids as its detectable element. A signal plane, held at an electrical potential with respect to ground, collects these air ions. A guard plane or guard rings is used to limit leakage currents. In one embodiment, the monitor is used for monitoring liquids retained in a tank. Other embodiments monitor liquids flowing through a tank, and bodies of liquids, such as ponds, lakes, rivers and oceans. 4 figs.

Inventors:
;
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of California (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
335504
Patent Number(s):
5877502
Application Number:
PAN: 8-843,768; TRN: 99:004581
Assignee:
Univ. of California, Los Alamos, NM (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 2 Mar 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
44 INSTRUMENTATION, INCLUDING NUCLEAR AND PARTICLE DETECTORS; RADIATION MONITORS; DESIGN; LIQUIDS; ALPHA PARTICLES; IONIZATION; USES

Citation Formats

Koster, J E, and Bolton, R D. Radiation monitor for liquids. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Koster, J E, & Bolton, R D. Radiation monitor for liquids. United States.
Koster, J E, and Bolton, R D. Tue . "Radiation monitor for liquids". United States.
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