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Title: HIGH VOLTAGE GENERATOR

Abstract

This patent relates to high voltage supply circuits adapted for providing operating voltages for GeigerMueller counter tubes, and is especially directed to an arrangement for maintaining uniform voltage under changing conditions of operation. In the usual power supply arrangement for counter tubes the counter voltage is taken from across the power supply output capacitor. If the count rate exceeds the current delivering capaciiy of the capacitor, the capacitor voltage will drop, decreasing the counter voltage. The present invention provides a multivibrator which has its output voltage controlled by a signal proportional to the counting rate. As the counting rate increases beyond the current delivering capacity of the capacitor, the rectified voltage output from the multivibrator is increased to maintain uniform counter voltage.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4225976
Patent Number(s):
2883551
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-13-022589
NSA Number:
NSA-13-022589
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-59
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PARTICLE ACCELERATORS AND HIGH-VOLTAGE MACHINES; CAPACITORS; CIRCUITS; CURRENTS; ELECTRIC POTENTIAL; GEIGER-MUELLER COUNTERS; PLANNING; POWDERS; PULSE GENERATORS; STABILITY

Citation Formats

Zito, G.V. HIGH VOLTAGE GENERATOR. United States: N. p., 1959. Web.
Zito, G.V. HIGH VOLTAGE GENERATOR. United States.
Zito, G.V. Tue . "HIGH VOLTAGE GENERATOR". United States.
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title = {HIGH VOLTAGE GENERATOR},
author = {Zito, G.V.},
abstractNote = {This patent relates to high voltage supply circuits adapted for providing operating voltages for GeigerMueller counter tubes, and is especially directed to an arrangement for maintaining uniform voltage under changing conditions of operation. In the usual power supply arrangement for counter tubes the counter voltage is taken from across the power supply output capacitor. If the count rate exceeds the current delivering capaciiy of the capacitor, the capacitor voltage will drop, decreasing the counter voltage. The present invention provides a multivibrator which has its output voltage controlled by a signal proportional to the counting rate. As the counting rate increases beyond the current delivering capacity of the capacitor, the rectified voltage output from the multivibrator is increased to maintain uniform counter voltage.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1959},
month = {4}
}