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Title: CONTINUOUSLY SENSITIVE BUBBLE CHAMBER

Abstract

A radiation detector of the bubble chamber class is described which is continuously sensitive and which does not require the complex pressure cycling equipment characteristic of prior forms of the chamber. The radiation sensitive element is a gas-saturated liquid and means are provided for establishing a thermal gradient across a region of the liquid. The gradient has a temperature range including both the saturation temperature of the liquid and more elevated temperatures. Thus a supersaturated zone is created in which ionizing radiations may give rise to visible gas bubbles indicative of the passage of the radiation through the liquid. Additional means are provided for replenishing the supply of gas-saturated liquid to maintaincontinuous sensitivity.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4203505
Patent Number(s):
2900518
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-14-006487
NSA Number:
NSA-14-006487
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-60
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
ENGINEERING AND EQUIPMENT; BUBBLE CHAMBERS; BUBBLES; GAMMA RADIATION; GASES; LABORATORY EQUIPMENT; LIQUIDS; PARTICLE TRACKS; PRESSURE; SATURATION; SENSITIVITY; TEMPERATURE; X RADIATION; ZONES

Citation Formats

Good, R.H. CONTINUOUSLY SENSITIVE BUBBLE CHAMBER. United States: N. p., 1959. Web.
Good, R.H. CONTINUOUSLY SENSITIVE BUBBLE CHAMBER. United States.
Good, R.H. Tue . "CONTINUOUSLY SENSITIVE BUBBLE CHAMBER". United States.
@article{osti_4203505,
title = {CONTINUOUSLY SENSITIVE BUBBLE CHAMBER},
author = {Good, R.H.},
abstractNote = {A radiation detector of the bubble chamber class is described which is continuously sensitive and which does not require the complex pressure cycling equipment characteristic of prior forms of the chamber. The radiation sensitive element is a gas-saturated liquid and means are provided for establishing a thermal gradient across a region of the liquid. The gradient has a temperature range including both the saturation temperature of the liquid and more elevated temperatures. Thus a supersaturated zone is created in which ionizing radiations may give rise to visible gas bubbles indicative of the passage of the radiation through the liquid. Additional means are provided for replenishing the supply of gas-saturated liquid to maintaincontinuous sensitivity.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1959},
month = {8}
}