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Title: Tritium monitor with improved gamma-ray discrimination

Abstract

Apparatus and method are presented for selective measurement of tritium oxide in an environment which may include other radioactive components and gamma radiation, the measurement including the selective separation of tritium oxide from a sample gas through a membrane into a counting gas, the generation of electrical pulses individually representative by rise times of tritium oxide and other radioactivity in the counting gas, separation of the pulses by rise times, and counting of those pulses representative of tritium oxide. The invention further includes the separate measurement of any tritium in the sample gas by oxidizing the tritium to tritium oxide and carrying out a second separation and analysis procedure as described above.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5828958
Application Number:
ON: DE83018013
Assignee:
ERA-08-054750; EDB-83-178779
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31-109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; TRITIUM; MONITORING; TRITIUM OXIDES; DISCRIMINATORS; MEMBRANES; PULSE RISE TIME; BETA DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; BETA-MINUS DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; CHALCOGENIDES; ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS; HYDROGEN ISOTOPES; ISOTOPES; LABELLED COMPOUNDS; LIGHT NUCLEI; NUCLEI; ODD-EVEN NUCLEI; OXIDES; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; RADIOISOTOPES; TIMING PROPERTIES; TRITIUM COMPOUNDS; YEARS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; 440101* - Radiation Instrumentation- General Detectors or Monitors & Radiometric Instruments

Citation Formats

Cox, S.A., Bennett, E.F., and Yule, T.J. Tritium monitor with improved gamma-ray discrimination. United States: N. p., 1982. Web.
Cox, S.A., Bennett, E.F., & Yule, T.J. Tritium monitor with improved gamma-ray discrimination. United States.
Cox, S.A., Bennett, E.F., and Yule, T.J. Thu . "Tritium monitor with improved gamma-ray discrimination". United States.
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title = {Tritium monitor with improved gamma-ray discrimination},
author = {Cox, S.A. and Bennett, E.F. and Yule, T.J.},
abstractNote = {Apparatus and method are presented for selective measurement of tritium oxide in an environment which may include other radioactive components and gamma radiation, the measurement including the selective separation of tritium oxide from a sample gas through a membrane into a counting gas, the generation of electrical pulses individually representative by rise times of tritium oxide and other radioactivity in the counting gas, separation of the pulses by rise times, and counting of those pulses representative of tritium oxide. The invention further includes the separate measurement of any tritium in the sample gas by oxidizing the tritium to tritium oxide and carrying out a second separation and analysis procedure as described above.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1982},
month = {10}
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