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Title: Beta/alpha continuous air monitor

Abstract

A single deep layer silicon detector in combination with a microcomputer, recording both alpha and beta activity and the energy of each pulse, distinguishing energy peaks using a novel curve fitting technique to reduce the natural alpha counts in the energy region where plutonium and other transuranic alpha emitters are present, and using a novel algorithm to strip out radon daughter contribution to actual beta counts.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. (Idaho Falls, ID)
  2. (Grand Junction, CO)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
EG & G IDAHO INC
OSTI Identifier:
867217
Patent Number(s):
4888485
Assignee:
United States Department of Energy (Washington, DC) INEEL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-76ID01570
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
beta; alpha; continuous; air; monitor; single; deep; layer; silicon; detector; combination; microcomputer; recording; activity; energy; pulse; distinguishing; peaks; novel; curve; fitting; technique; reduce; natural; counts; region; plutonium; transuranic; emitters; algorithm; strip; radon; daughter; contribution; curve fitting; continuous air; air monitor; alpha emitters; silicon detector; curve fit; energy peaks; fitting technique; alpha emitter; radon daughter; alpha continuous; beta activity; layer silicon; /250/

Citation Formats

Becker, Gregory K., and Martz, Dowell E. Beta/alpha continuous air monitor. United States: N. p., 1989. Web.
Becker, Gregory K., & Martz, Dowell E. Beta/alpha continuous air monitor. United States.
Becker, Gregory K., and Martz, Dowell E. Sun . "Beta/alpha continuous air monitor". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/867217.
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title = {Beta/alpha continuous air monitor},
author = {Becker, Gregory K. and Martz, Dowell E.},
abstractNote = {A single deep layer silicon detector in combination with a microcomputer, recording both alpha and beta activity and the energy of each pulse, distinguishing energy peaks using a novel curve fitting technique to reduce the natural alpha counts in the energy region where plutonium and other transuranic alpha emitters are present, and using a novel algorithm to strip out radon daughter contribution to actual beta counts.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1989},
month = {1}
}

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