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Title: GEIGER-MULLER TYPE COUNTER TUBE

Abstract

A single counter tube capable of responding to a wide range of intensities is described. The counter tube comprises a tubular cathode and an anode extending centrally of the cathode. The spacing between the outer surface of the anode and the inner surface of the cathode is varied along the length of the tube to provide different counting volumes in adjacent portions of the tube. A large counting volume in one portion adjacent to a low-energy absorption window gives adequate sensitivity for measuring lowintensity radiation, while a smaller volume with close electrode spacing is provided in the counter to make possible measurement of intense garnma radiation fields.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4174926
Patent Number(s):
2917647
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-14-007618
NSA Number:
NSA-14-007618
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; ANODES; CATHODES; ENERGY; GAMMA RADIATION; GEIGER-MUELLER COUNTERS; MEASURED VALUES; RADIATIONS; SENSITIVITY; SURFACES; TUBES; VOLUME; WINDOWS

Citation Formats

Fowler, I.L., and Watt, L.A.K. GEIGER-MULLER TYPE COUNTER TUBE. United States: N. p., 1959. Web.
Fowler, I.L., & Watt, L.A.K. GEIGER-MULLER TYPE COUNTER TUBE. United States.
Fowler, I.L., and Watt, L.A.K. Tue . "GEIGER-MULLER TYPE COUNTER TUBE". United States.
@article{osti_4174926,
title = {GEIGER-MULLER TYPE COUNTER TUBE},
author = {Fowler, I.L. and Watt, L.A.K.},
abstractNote = {A single counter tube capable of responding to a wide range of intensities is described. The counter tube comprises a tubular cathode and an anode extending centrally of the cathode. The spacing between the outer surface of the anode and the inner surface of the cathode is varied along the length of the tube to provide different counting volumes in adjacent portions of the tube. A large counting volume in one portion adjacent to a low-energy absorption window gives adequate sensitivity for measuring lowintensity radiation, while a smaller volume with close electrode spacing is provided in the counter to make possible measurement of intense garnma radiation fields.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1959},
month = {12}
}