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Title: LOW ENERGY COUNTING CHAMBERS

Abstract

A beta particle counter adapted to use an end window made of polyethylene terephthalate was designed. The extreme thinness of the film results in a correspondingly high transmission of incident low-energy beta particles by the window. As a consequence, the counting efficiency of the present counter is over 40% greater than counters using conventional mica end windows.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4155653
Patent Number(s):
2925509
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-14-015818
NSA Number:
NSA-14-015818
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-60
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
ENGINEERING AND EQUIPMENT; ABSORPTION; BETA PARTICLES; COUNTERS; MICA; PERFORMANCE; PHTHALIC ACID; POLYETHYLENES; THICKNESS; WINDOWS

Citation Formats

Hayes, P.M. LOW ENERGY COUNTING CHAMBERS. United States: N. p., 1960. Web.
Hayes, P.M. LOW ENERGY COUNTING CHAMBERS. United States.
Hayes, P.M. Tue . "LOW ENERGY COUNTING CHAMBERS". United States.
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abstractNote = {A beta particle counter adapted to use an end window made of polyethylene terephthalate was designed. The extreme thinness of the film results in a correspondingly high transmission of incident low-energy beta particles by the window. As a consequence, the counting efficiency of the present counter is over 40% greater than counters using conventional mica end windows.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1960},
month = {2}
}