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Title: GASEOUS SCINTILLATION COUNTER

Abstract

A gaseous excitation counter for detecting the presence amd measuring the energy of subatomic particles and electromagnetic radiation is described. The counter includes a gas-tight chamber filled with an elemental gas capable of producing ultra-violet excitation quanta when irradiated with subatomic particles and electromagnetic radiation. The gas has less than one in a thousand parts ultra-violet absorbing contamination. When nuclear radiation ps present the ultra-violet light produced by the gas strikes a fluorescent material within the counter, responsive to produce visible excitation quanta, and photo-sensitive counting means detect the visible emission.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4227670
Patent Number(s):
2884529
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-13-022364
NSA Number:
NSA-13-022364
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-59
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
INSTRUMENTS; ABSORPTION; CONVERSION; ELEMENTARY PARTICLES; EXCITATION; FLUORESCENCE; GASES; IMPURITIES; IRRADIATION; LIGHT; MEASURED VALUES; PATENT; PHOTONS; RADIATION DETECTORS; SCINTILLATION COUNTERS; ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION

Citation Formats

Eggler, C., and Huddleston, C.M. GASEOUS SCINTILLATION COUNTER. United States: N. p., 1959. Web.
Eggler, C., & Huddleston, C.M. GASEOUS SCINTILLATION COUNTER. United States.
Eggler, C., and Huddleston, C.M. Tue . "GASEOUS SCINTILLATION COUNTER". United States.
@article{osti_4227670,
title = {GASEOUS SCINTILLATION COUNTER},
author = {Eggler, C. and Huddleston, C.M.},
abstractNote = {A gaseous excitation counter for detecting the presence amd measuring the energy of subatomic particles and electromagnetic radiation is described. The counter includes a gas-tight chamber filled with an elemental gas capable of producing ultra-violet excitation quanta when irradiated with subatomic particles and electromagnetic radiation. The gas has less than one in a thousand parts ultra-violet absorbing contamination. When nuclear radiation ps present the ultra-violet light produced by the gas strikes a fluorescent material within the counter, responsive to produce visible excitation quanta, and photo-sensitive counting means detect the visible emission.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1959},
month = {4}
}