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Title: Gamma compensated, self powered neutron detector

Abstract

An improved, self-powered, gamma compensated, neutron detector having two electrically conductive concentric cylindrical electrodes and a central rod emitter formed from a material which emits beta particles when bombarded by neutrons. The outer electrode and emitter are maintained at a common potential and the neutron representative current is furnished at the inner cylindrical electrode which serves as a collector. The two concentric cylindrical electrodes are designed to exhibit substantially equal electron emission induced by Compton scattering under neutron bombardment to supply the desired gamma compensation.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Richland, WA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Battelle Northwest Labs
OSTI Identifier:
862766
Patent Number(s):
4008399
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States Energy (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01T - MEASUREMENT OF NUCLEAR OR X-RADIATION
DOE Contract Number:  
E(45-1)-2170
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
gamma; compensated; powered; neutron; detector; improved; self-powered; electrically; conductive; concentric; cylindrical; electrodes; central; rod; emitter; formed; material; emits; beta; particles; bombarded; neutrons; outer; electrode; maintained; common; potential; representative; current; furnished; inner; serves; collector; designed; exhibit; substantially; equal; electron; emission; induced; compton; scattering; bombardment; supply; desired; compensation; concentric cylindrical; compton scattering; neutron bombardment; electron emission; electrically conductive; neutron detector; substantially equal; inner cylindrical; beta particles; outer electrode; central rod; cylindrical electrodes; cylindrical electrode; gamma compensated; emits beta; emitter formed; compton scatter; beta particle; /376/250/

Citation Formats

Brown, Donald P. Gamma compensated, self powered neutron detector. United States: N. p., 1977. Web.
Brown, Donald P. Gamma compensated, self powered neutron detector. United States.
Brown, Donald P. Sat . "Gamma compensated, self powered neutron detector". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/862766.
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abstractNote = {An improved, self-powered, gamma compensated, neutron detector having two electrically conductive concentric cylindrical electrodes and a central rod emitter formed from a material which emits beta particles when bombarded by neutrons. The outer electrode and emitter are maintained at a common potential and the neutron representative current is furnished at the inner cylindrical electrode which serves as a collector. The two concentric cylindrical electrodes are designed to exhibit substantially equal electron emission induced by Compton scattering under neutron bombardment to supply the desired gamma compensation.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1977},
month = {1}
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