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Title: Alpha-beta radiation detector

Abstract

The invention is based in part on the discovery that a plastic housing that is lightweight is surprisingly efficient inasmuch as background signals from any gamma radiation are significantly reduced by using a plastic housing instead of a metal housing. A further aspect of the present invention is the profile of the housing as a bi-linear approximation to a parabola resulting in full optical response from any location on the scintillation material to the photomultiplier tube. A yet further aspect of the present invention is that the survey probe is resistant to magnetic fields. A yet further aspect of the present invention is the use of a snap-fit retaining bracket that overcomes the need for multiple screws.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [1]
  1. (Richland, WA)
  2. (Kennewick, WA)
  3. (West Richland, WA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE
OSTI Identifier:
871789
Patent Number(s):
5796108
Assignee:
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA) PNNL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
alpha-beta; radiation; detector; based; discovery; plastic; housing; lightweight; surprisingly; efficient; inasmuch; background; signals; gamma; significantly; reduced; metal; aspect; profile; bi-linear; approximation; parabola; resulting; optical; response; location; scintillation; material; photomultiplier; tube; survey; probe; resistant; magnetic; fields; snap-fit; retaining; bracket; overcomes; multiple; screws; significantly reduce; scintillation material; optical response; magnetic field; magnetic fields; radiation detector; gamma radiation; photomultiplier tube; significantly reduced; beta radiation; metal housing; multiplier tube; plastic housing; background signal; /250/

Citation Formats

Fleming, Dale M., Simmons, Kevin L., Froelich, Thomas J., and Carter, Gregory L. Alpha-beta radiation detector. United States: N. p., 1998. Web.
Fleming, Dale M., Simmons, Kevin L., Froelich, Thomas J., & Carter, Gregory L. Alpha-beta radiation detector. United States.
Fleming, Dale M., Simmons, Kevin L., Froelich, Thomas J., and Carter, Gregory L. Thu . "Alpha-beta radiation detector". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/871789.
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title = {Alpha-beta radiation detector},
author = {Fleming, Dale M. and Simmons, Kevin L. and Froelich, Thomas J. and Carter, Gregory L.},
abstractNote = {The invention is based in part on the discovery that a plastic housing that is lightweight is surprisingly efficient inasmuch as background signals from any gamma radiation are significantly reduced by using a plastic housing instead of a metal housing. A further aspect of the present invention is the profile of the housing as a bi-linear approximation to a parabola resulting in full optical response from any location on the scintillation material to the photomultiplier tube. A yet further aspect of the present invention is that the survey probe is resistant to magnetic fields. A yet further aspect of the present invention is the use of a snap-fit retaining bracket that overcomes the need for multiple screws.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1998},
month = {1}
}

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