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Title: Electrostatic monitoring

Abstract

The apparatus and method provide a technique for more simply measuring alpha and/or beta emissions arising from items or locations. The technique uses indirect monitoring of the emissions by detecting ions generated by the emissions, the ions being attracted electrostatically to electrodes for discharge of collection. The apparatus and method employ a chamber which is sealed around the item or location during monitoring with no air being drawn into or expelled from the chamber during the monitoring process. A simplified structure and operations arises as a result, but without impairing the efficiency and accuracy of the detection technique.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [2]
  1. (Cumbria, GB)
  2. (Los Alamos, NM)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, NM
OSTI Identifier:
874175
Patent Number(s):
6331707
Assignee:
British Nuclear Fuels PLC (Cheshire, GB); Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA) LANL
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
electrostatic; monitoring; apparatus; method; provide; technique; simply; measuring; alpha; andor; beta; emissions; arising; items; locations; indirect; detecting; generated; attracted; electrostatically; electrodes; discharge; collection; employ; chamber; sealed; item; location; air; drawn; expelled; process; simplified; structure; operations; arises; result; impairing; efficiency; accuracy; detection; /250/

Citation Formats

Orr, Christopher Henry, Luff, Craig Janson, Dockray, Thomas, and Macarthur, Duncan Whittemore. Electrostatic monitoring. United States: N. p., 2001. Web.
Orr, Christopher Henry, Luff, Craig Janson, Dockray, Thomas, & Macarthur, Duncan Whittemore. Electrostatic monitoring. United States.
Orr, Christopher Henry, Luff, Craig Janson, Dockray, Thomas, and Macarthur, Duncan Whittemore. Mon . "Electrostatic monitoring". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/874175.
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