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Title: Directional detector of gamma rays

Abstract

A directional detector of gamma rays comprises a strip of an electrical cuctor of high atomic number backed with a strip of a second electrical conductor of low atomic number. These elements are enclosed within an electrical conductor that establishes an electrical ground, maintains a vacuum enclosure and screens out low-energy gamma rays. The detector exhibits a directional sensitivity marked by an increased output in the favored direction by a factor of ten over the output in the unfavored direction.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. (Downers Grove, IL)
  2. (Chicago, IL)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Argonne, IL
OSTI Identifier:
863274
Patent Number(s):
4136282
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by Department of Energy (Washington, DC) ANL
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
directional; detector; gamma; rays; comprises; strip; electrical; cuctor; atomic; conductor; elements; enclosed; establishes; ground; maintains; vacuum; enclosure; screens; low-energy; exhibits; sensitivity; marked; increased; output; favored; direction; factor; unfavored; electrical ground; gamma rays; gamma ray; electrical conductor; vacuum enclosure; energy gamma; directional detector; /250/

Citation Formats

Cox, Samson A., and Levert, Francis E. Directional detector of gamma rays. United States: N. p., 1979. Web.
Cox, Samson A., & Levert, Francis E. Directional detector of gamma rays. United States.
Cox, Samson A., and Levert, Francis E. Mon . "Directional detector of gamma rays". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/863274.
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abstractNote = {A directional detector of gamma rays comprises a strip of an electrical cuctor of high atomic number backed with a strip of a second electrical conductor of low atomic number. These elements are enclosed within an electrical conductor that establishes an electrical ground, maintains a vacuum enclosure and screens out low-energy gamma rays. The detector exhibits a directional sensitivity marked by an increased output in the favored direction by a factor of ten over the output in the unfavored direction.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1979},
month = {1}
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