skip to main content
DOE Patents title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Title: High-voltage supply for neutron tubes in well-logging applications

Abstract

A high voltage supply is provided for a neutron tube used in well logging. The biased pulse supply of the invention combines DC and full pulse techniques and produces a target voltage comprising a substantial negative DC bias component on which is superimposed a pulse whose negative peak provides the desired negative voltage level for the neutron tube. The target voltage is preferably generated using voltage doubling techniques and employing a voltage source which generates bipolar pulse pairs having an amplitude corresponding to the DC bias level.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5827548
Application Number:
ON: DE83018105
Assignee:
SNL; ERA-08-054783; EDB-83-179074
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-76DP00789
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; HIGH-VOLTAGE PULSE GENERATORS; DESIGN; NEUTRON LOGGING; NEUTRON SOURCES; ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT; EQUIPMENT; FUNCTION GENERATORS; PARTICLE SOURCES; PULSE GENERATORS; RADIATION SOURCES; RADIOACTIVITY LOGGING; WELL LOGGING; 440400* - Well Logging Instrumentation

Citation Formats

Humphreys, D.R. High-voltage supply for neutron tubes in well-logging applications. United States: N. p., 1982. Web.
Humphreys, D.R. High-voltage supply for neutron tubes in well-logging applications. United States.
Humphreys, D.R. Wed . "High-voltage supply for neutron tubes in well-logging applications". United States.
@article{osti_5827548,
title = {High-voltage supply for neutron tubes in well-logging applications},
author = {Humphreys, D.R.},
abstractNote = {A high voltage supply is provided for a neutron tube used in well logging. The biased pulse supply of the invention combines DC and full pulse techniques and produces a target voltage comprising a substantial negative DC bias component on which is superimposed a pulse whose negative peak provides the desired negative voltage level for the neutron tube. The target voltage is preferably generated using voltage doubling techniques and employing a voltage source which generates bipolar pulse pairs having an amplitude corresponding to the DC bias level.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1982},
month = {9}
}