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Title: Personnel electronic neutron dosimeter

Abstract

A personnel electronic dosimeter includes a neutron-proton and neutron-alpha converter for providing an electrical signal having a magnitude proportional to the energy of a detected proton or alpha particle produced from the converter, a pulse generator circuit for generating a pulse having a duration controlled by the weighed effect of the amplitude of the electrical signal, an oscillator enabled by the pulse for generating a train of clock pulses for a time dependent upon the pulse length, a counter for counting the clock pulses, and an indicator for providing a direct reading and aural alarm when the count indicates that the wearer has been exposed to a selected level of neutron dose equivalent.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. (Lafayette, CO)
  2. (Boulder, CO)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL CORP
OSTI Identifier:
865288
Patent Number(s):
4489315
Application Number:
06/354,419
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) SNL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-76DP03533
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
personnel; electronic; neutron; dosimeter; neutron-proton; neutron-alpha; converter; providing; electrical; signal; magnitude; proportional; energy; detected; proton; alpha; particle; produced; pulse; generator; circuit; generating; duration; controlled; weighed; effect; amplitude; oscillator; enabled; train; clock; pulses; time; dependent; length; counter; counting; indicator; direct; reading; aural; alarm; count; indicates; wearer; exposed; selected; level; dose; equivalent; time dependent; dose equivalent; clock pulse; pulse length; pulse generator; electrical signal; alpha particle; clock pulses; neutron dose; selected level; neutron dosimeter; personnel electronic; /340/250/

Citation Formats

Falk, Roger B., and Tyree, William H. Personnel electronic neutron dosimeter. United States: N. p., 1984. Web.
Falk, Roger B., & Tyree, William H. Personnel electronic neutron dosimeter. United States.
Falk, Roger B., and Tyree, William H. Tue . "Personnel electronic neutron dosimeter". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/865288.
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title = {Personnel electronic neutron dosimeter},
author = {Falk, Roger B. and Tyree, William H.},
abstractNote = {A personnel electronic dosimeter includes a neutron-proton and neutron-alpha converter for providing an electrical signal having a magnitude proportional to the energy of a detected proton or alpha particle produced from the converter, a pulse generator circuit for generating a pulse having a duration controlled by the weighed effect of the amplitude of the electrical signal, an oscillator enabled by the pulse for generating a train of clock pulses for a time dependent upon the pulse length, a counter for counting the clock pulses, and an indicator for providing a direct reading and aural alarm when the count indicates that the wearer has been exposed to a selected level of neutron dose equivalent.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1984},
month = {12}
}

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