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Title: Gated strip proportional detector

Abstract

A gated strip proportional detector includes a gas tight chamber which encloses a solid ground plane, a wire anode plane, a wire gating plane, and a multiconductor cathode plane. The anode plane amplifies the amount of charge deposited in the chamber by a factor of up to 10.sup.6. The gating plane allows only charge within a narrow strip to reach the cathode. The cathode plane collects the charge allowed to pass through the gating plane on a set of conductors perpendicular to the open-gated region. By scanning the open-gated region across the chamber and reading out the charge collected on the cathode conductors after a suitable integration time for each location of the gate, a two-dimensional image of the intensity of the ionizing radiation incident on the detector can be made.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [2]
  1. Los Alamos, NM
  2. Espanola, NM
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
866204
Patent Number(s):
4654531
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01J - ELECTRIC DISCHARGE TUBES OR DISCHARGE LAMPS
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01T - MEASUREMENT OF NUCLEAR OR X-RADIATION
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
gated; strip; proportional; detector; gas; tight; chamber; encloses; solid; ground; plane; wire; anode; gating; multiconductor; cathode; amplifies; amount; charge; deposited; factor; 10; allows; narrow; reach; collects; allowed; pass; set; conductors; perpendicular; open-gated; region; scanning; reading; collected; suitable; integration; time; location; gate; two-dimensional; image; intensity; ionizing; radiation; incident; charge collected; wire anode; ground plane; ionizing radiation; radiation incident; two-dimensional image; anode plane; cathode plane; gated strip; gas tight; strip proportional; proportional detector; narrow strip; dimensional image; charge deposited; tight chamber; conductor cathode; /250/

Citation Formats

Morris, Christopher L, Idzorek, George C, and Atencio, Leroy G. Gated strip proportional detector. United States: N. p., 1987. Web.
Morris, Christopher L, Idzorek, George C, & Atencio, Leroy G. Gated strip proportional detector. United States.
Morris, Christopher L, Idzorek, George C, and Atencio, Leroy G. Thu . "Gated strip proportional detector". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/866204.
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abstractNote = {A gated strip proportional detector includes a gas tight chamber which encloses a solid ground plane, a wire anode plane, a wire gating plane, and a multiconductor cathode plane. The anode plane amplifies the amount of charge deposited in the chamber by a factor of up to 10.sup.6. The gating plane allows only charge within a narrow strip to reach the cathode. The cathode plane collects the charge allowed to pass through the gating plane on a set of conductors perpendicular to the open-gated region. By scanning the open-gated region across the chamber and reading out the charge collected on the cathode conductors after a suitable integration time for each location of the gate, a two-dimensional image of the intensity of the ionizing radiation incident on the detector can be made.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1987},
month = {1}
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