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Title: Radiation detector having a multiplicity of individual detecting elements

Abstract

A radiation detector has a plurality of detector collection element arrays immersed in a radiation-to-electron conversion medium. Each array contains a multiplicity of coplanar detector elements radially disposed with respect to one of a plurality of positions which at least one radiation source can assume. Each detector collector array is utilized only when a source is operative at the associated source position, negating the necessity for a multi-element detector to be moved with respect to an object to be examined. A novel housing provides the required containment of a high-pressure gas conversion medium.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. (Burnt Hills, NY)
  2. (Albany, NY)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory (KAPL), Niskayuna, NY
OSTI Identifier:
865354
Patent Number(s):
4500785
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) KAPL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC12-76SN00052
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
radiation; detector; multiplicity; individual; detecting; elements; plurality; collection; element; arrays; immersed; radiation-to-electron; conversion; medium; array; contains; coplanar; radially; disposed; respect; positions; source; assume; collector; utilized; operative; associated; position; negating; necessity; multi-element; moved; examined; novel; housing; provides; required; containment; high-pressure; gas; gas conversion; high-pressure gas; pressure gas; radiation detector; radiation source; detector element; radially disposed; source position; detecting element; detector elements; detecting elements; housing provides; conversion medium; planar detector; /250/

Citation Formats

Whetten, Nathan R., and Kelley, John E. Radiation detector having a multiplicity of individual detecting elements. United States: N. p., 1985. Web.
Whetten, Nathan R., & Kelley, John E. Radiation detector having a multiplicity of individual detecting elements. United States.
Whetten, Nathan R., and Kelley, John E. Tue . "Radiation detector having a multiplicity of individual detecting elements". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/865354.
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title = {Radiation detector having a multiplicity of individual detecting elements},
author = {Whetten, Nathan R. and Kelley, John E.},
abstractNote = {A radiation detector has a plurality of detector collection element arrays immersed in a radiation-to-electron conversion medium. Each array contains a multiplicity of coplanar detector elements radially disposed with respect to one of a plurality of positions which at least one radiation source can assume. Each detector collector array is utilized only when a source is operative at the associated source position, negating the necessity for a multi-element detector to be moved with respect to an object to be examined. A novel housing provides the required containment of a high-pressure gas conversion medium.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1985},
month = {1}
}

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