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Title: REACTOR VIEWING APPARATUS

Abstract

An optical system is presented that is suitable for viewing objects in a region of relatively high radioactivity, or high neutron activity, such as a neutronic reactor. This optical system will absorb neutrons and gamma rays thereby protecting personnel fronm the harmful biological effects of such penetrating radiations. The optical system is comprised of a viewing tube having a lens at one end, a transparent solid member at the other end and a transparent aqueous liquid completely filling the tube between the ends. The lens is made of a polymerized organic material and the transparent solid member is made of a radiation absorbent material. A shield surrounds the tube betwcen the flanges and is made of a gamma ray absorbing material.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4261889
Patent Number(s):
2868992
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-13-014035
NSA Number:
NSA-13-014035
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-59
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
REACTORS; ABSORPTION; GAMMA RADIATION; LENSES; NEUTRON FLUX; NEUTRONS; OPTICAL SYSTEMS; PERSONNEL; POLYMERS; RADIATION INJURIES; RADIATION PROTECTION; RADIOACTIVITY; REMOTE CONTROL; SHIELDING; TUBES; WATER; ZONES

Citation Formats

Monk, G.S. REACTOR VIEWING APPARATUS. United States: N. p., 1959. Web.
Monk, G.S. REACTOR VIEWING APPARATUS. United States.
Monk, G.S. Tue . "REACTOR VIEWING APPARATUS". United States.
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author = {Monk, G.S.},
abstractNote = {An optical system is presented that is suitable for viewing objects in a region of relatively high radioactivity, or high neutron activity, such as a neutronic reactor. This optical system will absorb neutrons and gamma rays thereby protecting personnel fronm the harmful biological effects of such penetrating radiations. The optical system is comprised of a viewing tube having a lens at one end, a transparent solid member at the other end and a transparent aqueous liquid completely filling the tube between the ends. The lens is made of a polymerized organic material and the transparent solid member is made of a radiation absorbent material. A shield surrounds the tube betwcen the flanges and is made of a gamma ray absorbing material.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1959},
month = {1}
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