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Title: Apparatus for monitoring tritium in tritium contaminating environments using a modified Kanne chamber

Abstract

A conventional Kanne tritium monitor has been redesigned to reduce its sensitivity to such contaminants as tritiated water vapor and tritiated oil. The high voltage electrode has been replaced by a wire cylinder and the collector electrode has been reduced in diameter. The area sensitive to contamination has thereby been reduced by about a factor of forty while the overall apparatus sensitivity and operation has not been affected. The design allows for in situ decontamination of the chambers, if necessary.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Los Alamos, NM)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, NM
OSTI Identifier:
864973
Patent Number(s):
4445037
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) LANL
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
apparatus; monitoring; tritium; contaminating; environments; modified; kanne; chamber; conventional; monitor; redesigned; reduce; sensitivity; contaminants; tritiated; water; vapor; oil; voltage; electrode; replaced; wire; cylinder; collector; reduced; diameter; sensitive; contamination; factor; forty; overall; operation; affected; design; allows; situ; decontamination; chambers; situ decontamination; tritium monitor; water vapor; tritiated water; voltage electrode; collector electrode; design allows; /250/

Citation Formats

Anderson, David F. Apparatus for monitoring tritium in tritium contaminating environments using a modified Kanne chamber. United States: N. p., 1984. Web.
Anderson, David F. Apparatus for monitoring tritium in tritium contaminating environments using a modified Kanne chamber. United States.
Anderson, David F. Sun . "Apparatus for monitoring tritium in tritium contaminating environments using a modified Kanne chamber". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/864973.
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abstractNote = {A conventional Kanne tritium monitor has been redesigned to reduce its sensitivity to such contaminants as tritiated water vapor and tritiated oil. The high voltage electrode has been replaced by a wire cylinder and the collector electrode has been reduced in diameter. The area sensitive to contamination has thereby been reduced by about a factor of forty while the overall apparatus sensitivity and operation has not been affected. The design allows for in situ decontamination of the chambers, if necessary.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1984},
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