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Title: Scintillation probe with photomultiplier tube saturation indicator

Abstract

A photomultiplier tube saturation indicator is formed by supplying a supplemental light source, typically an light emitting diode (LED), adjacent to the photomultiplier tube. A switch allows the light source to be activated. The light is forwarded to the photomultiplier tube by an optical fiber. If the probe is properly light tight, then a meter attached to the indicator will register the light from the LED. If the probe is no longer light tight, and the saturation indicator is saturated, no signal will be registered when the LED is activated.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Bethel Park, PA
  2. Glassport, PA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Westinghouse Electric Corp., Pittsburgh, PA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
870624
Patent Number(s):
5561286
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC11-89PN38014
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
scintillation; probe; photomultiplier; tube; saturation; indicator; formed; supplying; supplemental; light; source; typically; emitting; diode; led; adjacent; switch; allows; activated; forwarded; optical; fiber; properly; tight; meter; attached; register; saturated; signal; registered; emitting diode; light source; optical fiber; photomultiplier tube; light emitting; saturation indicator; tube saturation; multiplier tube; /250/

Citation Formats

Ruch, Jeffrey F, and Urban, David J. Scintillation probe with photomultiplier tube saturation indicator. United States: N. p., 1996. Web.
Ruch, Jeffrey F, & Urban, David J. Scintillation probe with photomultiplier tube saturation indicator. United States.
Ruch, Jeffrey F, and Urban, David J. Mon . "Scintillation probe with photomultiplier tube saturation indicator". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/870624.
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title = {Scintillation probe with photomultiplier tube saturation indicator},
author = {Ruch, Jeffrey F and Urban, David J},
abstractNote = {A photomultiplier tube saturation indicator is formed by supplying a supplemental light source, typically an light emitting diode (LED), adjacent to the photomultiplier tube. A switch allows the light source to be activated. The light is forwarded to the photomultiplier tube by an optical fiber. If the probe is properly light tight, then a meter attached to the indicator will register the light from the LED. If the probe is no longer light tight, and the saturation indicator is saturated, no signal will be registered when the LED is activated.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1996},
month = {1}
}

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