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Title: High gas flow alpha detector

Abstract

An alpha detector for application in areas of high velocity gas flows, such as smokestacks and air vents. A plurality of spaced apart signal collectors are placed inside an enclosure, which would include smokestacks and air vents, in sufficient numbers to substantially span said enclosure so that gas ions generated within the gas flow are electrostatically captured by the signal collector means. Electrometer means and a voltage source are connected to the signal collectors to generate an electrical field between adjacent signal collectors, and to indicate a current produced through collection of the gas ions by the signal collectors.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Los Alamos, NM
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, NM
OSTI Identifier:
870410
Patent Number(s):
5514872
Assignee:
Regents of University of California (Oakland, CA)
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
gas; flow; alpha; detector; application; velocity; flows; smokestacks; air; vents; plurality; spaced; apart; signal; collectors; placed; inside; enclosure; sufficient; substantially; span; generated; electrostatically; captured; collector; means; electrometer; voltage; source; connected; generate; electrical; field; adjacent; indicate; current; produced; collection; velocity gas; current produced; signal collector; electrical field; gas flows; voltage source; gas flow; spaced apart; placed inside; alpha detector; air vents; /250/

Citation Formats

Bolton, Richard D, Bounds, John A, and Rawool-Sullivan, Mohini W. High gas flow alpha detector. United States: N. p., 1996. Web.
Bolton, Richard D, Bounds, John A, & Rawool-Sullivan, Mohini W. High gas flow alpha detector. United States.
Bolton, Richard D, Bounds, John A, and Rawool-Sullivan, Mohini W. Mon . "High gas flow alpha detector". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/870410.
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abstractNote = {An alpha detector for application in areas of high velocity gas flows, such as smokestacks and air vents. A plurality of spaced apart signal collectors are placed inside an enclosure, which would include smokestacks and air vents, in sufficient numbers to substantially span said enclosure so that gas ions generated within the gas flow are electrostatically captured by the signal collector means. Electrometer means and a voltage source are connected to the signal collectors to generate an electrical field between adjacent signal collectors, and to indicate a current produced through collection of the gas ions by the signal collectors.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1996},
month = {1}
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