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Title: AUTOMATIC HAND COUNTER

Abstract

An automatic, personnel-operated, alpha-particle hand monitor is described which functions as a qualitative instrument to indicate to the person using it whether his hands are cold'' or hot.'' The monitor is activated by a push button and includes several capacitor-triggered thyratron tubes. Upon release of the push button, the monitor starts the counting of the radiation present on the hands of the person. If the count of the radiation exceeds a predetermined level within a predetermined time, then a capacitor will trigger a first thyratron tube to light a hot'' lamp. If, however, the count is below such level during this time period, another capacitor will fire a second thyratron to light a safe'' lamp. (AEC)

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4696028
Patent Number(s):
3093738
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-17-025665
NSA Number:
NSA-17-025665
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-63
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
INSTRUMENTS AND INSTRUMENTATION; BODY; CAPACITORS; ELECTRON TUBES; MONITORING; PERSONNEL; RADIATION DETECTORS; SAFETY; THYRATRONS

Citation Formats

Mann J.R., and Wainwright, A.E. AUTOMATIC HAND COUNTER. United States: N. p., 1963. Web.
Mann J.R., & Wainwright, A.E. AUTOMATIC HAND COUNTER. United States.
Mann J.R., and Wainwright, A.E. Tue . "AUTOMATIC HAND COUNTER". United States.
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title = {AUTOMATIC HAND COUNTER},
author = {Mann J.R. and Wainwright, A.E.},
abstractNote = {An automatic, personnel-operated, alpha-particle hand monitor is described which functions as a qualitative instrument to indicate to the person using it whether his hands are cold'' or hot.'' The monitor is activated by a push button and includes several capacitor-triggered thyratron tubes. Upon release of the push button, the monitor starts the counting of the radiation present on the hands of the person. If the count of the radiation exceeds a predetermined level within a predetermined time, then a capacitor will trigger a first thyratron tube to light a hot'' lamp. If, however, the count is below such level during this time period, another capacitor will fire a second thyratron to light a safe'' lamp. (AEC)},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1963},
month = {6}
}