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Title: QUARTZ FIBER ELECTROSCOPES

Abstract

An instrument carried unobtrusively about the person such as in a finger ring to indicate when that person has been exposed to an unusual radiation hazard is described. A metallized quartz fiber is electrically charged to indicate a full scale reading on an etched glass background. The quartz fiber and the scale may be viewed through a magnifying lens for ease of reading. Incident radiation will ionize gaseous particles in the sealed structure thereby allowing the charge to leak off the quartz fiber with its resulting movement across the scale proportionally indicating the radiation exposure.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4314148
Patent Number(s):
2806960
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01J - ELECTRIC DISCHARGE TUBES OR DISCHARGE LAMPS
NSA Number:
NSA-12-004630
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-58
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PATENTS; BACKGROUND; CHARGED PARTICLES; ELECTRIC CHARGES; ELECTROMETERS; FIBERS; GLASS; INSTRUMENTS; LENSES; PATENT; QUARTZ; RADIATION PROTECTION; RADIOACTIVITY

Citation Formats

Henderson, R P. QUARTZ FIBER ELECTROSCOPES. United States: N. p., 1957. Web.
Henderson, R P. QUARTZ FIBER ELECTROSCOPES. United States.
Henderson, R P. Tue . "QUARTZ FIBER ELECTROSCOPES". United States.
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title = {QUARTZ FIBER ELECTROSCOPES},
author = {Henderson, R P},
abstractNote = {An instrument carried unobtrusively about the person such as in a finger ring to indicate when that person has been exposed to an unusual radiation hazard is described. A metallized quartz fiber is electrically charged to indicate a full scale reading on an etched glass background. The quartz fiber and the scale may be viewed through a magnifying lens for ease of reading. Incident radiation will ionize gaseous particles in the sealed structure thereby allowing the charge to leak off the quartz fiber with its resulting movement across the scale proportionally indicating the radiation exposure.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1957},
month = {9}
}