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Title: Cryogenic method for measuring nuclides and fission gases

Abstract

A cryogenic method is provided for determining airborne gases and particulates from which gamma rays are emitted. A special dewar counting vessel is filled with the contents of the sampling flask which is immersed in liquid nitrogen. A vertically placed sodium-iodide or germanium-lithium gamma-ray detector is used. The device and method are of particular use in measuring and identifying the radioactive noble gases including emissions from coal-fired power plants, as well as fission gases released or escaping from nuclear power plants.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6825615
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-26
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; KRYPTON; MEASURING METHODS; RADIOISOTOPES; RADON 219; RADON 220; RADON 222; XENON; CRYOGENIC BUBBLE CHAMBERS; GE SEMICONDUCTOR DETECTORS; NAI DETECTORS; NITROGEN; ALPHA DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; BUBBLE CHAMBERS; DAYS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; ELEMENTS; EVEN-EVEN NUCLEI; EVEN-ODD NUCLEI; FLUIDS; GAS TRACK DETECTORS; GASES; HEAVY NUCLEI; ISOTOPES; MEASURING INSTRUMENTS; NONMETALS; NUCLEI; RADIATION DETECTORS; RADON ISOTOPES; RARE GASES; SCINTILLATION COUNTERS; SECONDS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; SEMICONDUCTOR DETECTORS; SOLID SCINTILLATION DETECTORS; 440101* - Radiation Instrumentation- General Detectors or Monitors & Radiometric Instruments

Citation Formats

Perdue, P T, and Haywood, F F. Cryogenic method for measuring nuclides and fission gases. United States: N. p., 1980. Web.
Perdue, P T, & Haywood, F F. Cryogenic method for measuring nuclides and fission gases. United States.
Perdue, P T, and Haywood, F F. Fri . "Cryogenic method for measuring nuclides and fission gases". United States.
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title = {Cryogenic method for measuring nuclides and fission gases},
author = {Perdue, P T and Haywood, F F},
abstractNote = {A cryogenic method is provided for determining airborne gases and particulates from which gamma rays are emitted. A special dewar counting vessel is filled with the contents of the sampling flask which is immersed in liquid nitrogen. A vertically placed sodium-iodide or germanium-lithium gamma-ray detector is used. The device and method are of particular use in measuring and identifying the radioactive noble gases including emissions from coal-fired power plants, as well as fission gases released or escaping from nuclear power plants.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1980},
month = {5}
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