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Title: Alpha-beta radiation detector

Abstract

The invention is based in part on the discovery that a plastic housing that is lightweight is surprisingly efficient inasmuch as background signals from any gamma radiation are significantly reduced by using a plastic housing instead of a metal housing. A further aspect of the present invention is the profile of the housing as a bi-linear approximation to a parabola resulting in full optical response from any location on the scintillation material to the photomultiplier tube. A yet further aspect of the present invention is that the survey probe is resistant to magnetic fields. A yet further aspect of the present invention is the use of a snap-fit retaining bracket that overcomes the need for multiple screws. 16 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, OH (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
672717
Patent Number(s):
5796108
Application Number:
PAN: 8-724,534; TRN: 99:001117
Assignee:
Battelle Memorial Inst., Richland, WA (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 18 Aug 1998
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
44 INSTRUMENTATION, INCLUDING NUCLEAR AND PARTICLE DETECTORS; ALPHA DETECTION; BETA DETECTION; RADIATION DETECTORS; DESIGN; MATERIALS; CONTAINERS

Citation Formats

Fleming, D M, Simmons, K L, Froelich, T J, and Carter, G L. Alpha-beta radiation detector. United States: N. p., 1998. Web.
Fleming, D M, Simmons, K L, Froelich, T J, & Carter, G L. Alpha-beta radiation detector. United States.
Fleming, D M, Simmons, K L, Froelich, T J, and Carter, G L. Tue . "Alpha-beta radiation detector". United States.
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