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Title: Radiation monitor for liquids

Abstract

A radiation monitor for use with liquids that utilizes air ions created by alpha radiation emitted by the liquids as its detectable element. A signal plane, held at an electrical potential with respect to ground, collects these air ions. A guard plane or guard rings is used to limit leakage currents. In one embodiment, the monitor is used for monitoring liquids retained in a tank. Other embodiments monitor liquids flowing through a tank, and bodies of liquids, such as ponds, lakes, rivers and oceans.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. (Los Alamos, NM)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, NM
OSTI Identifier:
872176
Patent Number(s):
5877502
Assignee:
Regents of University of California (Los Alamos, NM) LANL
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
radiation; monitor; liquids; utilizes; air; created; alpha; emitted; detectable; element; signal; plane; held; electrical; potential; respect; ground; collects; guard; rings; limit; leakage; currents; embodiment; monitoring; retained; tank; embodiments; flowing; bodies; ponds; lakes; rivers; oceans; signal plane; leakage currents; electrical potential; alpha radiation; radiation emitted; leakage current; radiation monitor; utilizes air; /250/

Citation Formats

Koster, James E., and Bolton, Richard D. Radiation monitor for liquids. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Koster, James E., & Bolton, Richard D. Radiation monitor for liquids. United States.
Koster, James E., and Bolton, Richard D. Fri . "Radiation monitor for liquids". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/872176.
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abstractNote = {A radiation monitor for use with liquids that utilizes air ions created by alpha radiation emitted by the liquids as its detectable element. A signal plane, held at an electrical potential with respect to ground, collects these air ions. A guard plane or guard rings is used to limit leakage currents. In one embodiment, the monitor is used for monitoring liquids retained in a tank. Other embodiments monitor liquids flowing through a tank, and bodies of liquids, such as ponds, lakes, rivers and oceans.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1999},
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