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Title: Long range alpha particle detector

Abstract

An alpha particle detector capable of detecting alpha radiation from distant sources. In one embodiment, a high voltage is generated in a first electrically conductive mesh while a fan draws air containing air molecules ionized by alpha particles through an air passage and across a second electrically conductive mesh. The current in the second electrically conductive mesh can be detected and used for measurement or alarm. The detector can be used for area, personnel and equipment monitoring.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Los Alamos, NM
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
868650
Patent Number(s):
5184019
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01T - MEASUREMENT OF NUCLEAR OR X-RADIATION
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01J - ELECTRIC DISCHARGE TUBES OR DISCHARGE LAMPS
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
range; alpha; particle; detector; capable; detecting; radiation; distant; sources; embodiment; voltage; generated; electrically; conductive; mesh; fan; draws; air; containing; molecules; ionized; particles; passage; current; detected; measurement; alarm; personnel; equipment; monitoring; air passage; electrically conductive; alpha radiation; alpha particle; alpha particles; particle detector; air containing; range alpha; draws air; detecting alpha; containing air; air molecules; fan draws; detector capable; distant sources; /250/

Citation Formats

MacArthur, Duncan W, Wolf, Michael A, McAtee, James L, Unruh, Wesley P, Cucchiara, Alfred L, and Huchton, Roger L. Long range alpha particle detector. United States: N. p., 1993. Web.
MacArthur, Duncan W, Wolf, Michael A, McAtee, James L, Unruh, Wesley P, Cucchiara, Alfred L, & Huchton, Roger L. Long range alpha particle detector. United States.
MacArthur, Duncan W, Wolf, Michael A, McAtee, James L, Unruh, Wesley P, Cucchiara, Alfred L, and Huchton, Roger L. Fri . "Long range alpha particle detector". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/868650.
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title = {Long range alpha particle detector},
author = {MacArthur, Duncan W and Wolf, Michael A and McAtee, James L and Unruh, Wesley P and Cucchiara, Alfred L and Huchton, Roger L},
abstractNote = {An alpha particle detector capable of detecting alpha radiation from distant sources. In one embodiment, a high voltage is generated in a first electrically conductive mesh while a fan draws air containing air molecules ionized by alpha particles through an air passage and across a second electrically conductive mesh. The current in the second electrically conductive mesh can be detected and used for measurement or alarm. The detector can be used for area, personnel and equipment monitoring.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1993},
month = {1}
}

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