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Title: Detectors

Abstract

The apparatus and method provide techniques through which both alpha and beta emission determinations can be made simultaneously using a simple detector structure. The technique uses a beta detector covered in an electrically conducting material, the electrically conducting material discharging ions generated by alpha emissions, and as a consequence providing a measure of those alpha emissions. The technique also offers improved mountings for alpha detectors and other forms of detectors against vibration and the consequential effects vibration has on measurement accuracy.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [2];  [2];  [2]
  1. Calderbridge, GB
  2. Los Alamos, NM
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
874295
Patent Number(s):
6359280
Assignee:
British Nuclear Fuels PLC (Cheshire, GB); The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01T - MEASUREMENT OF NUCLEAR OR X-RADIATION
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
detectors; apparatus; method; provide; techniques; alpha; beta; emission; determinations; simultaneously; simple; detector; structure; technique; covered; electrically; conducting; material; discharging; generated; emissions; consequence; providing; measure; offers; improved; mountings; forms; vibration; consequential; effects; measurement; accuracy; electrically conducting; alpha detector; /250/

Citation Formats

Orr, Christopher Henry, Luff, Craig Janson, Dockray, Thomas, Macarthur, Duncan Whittemore, Bounds, John Alan, and Allander, Krag. Detectors. United States: N. p., 2002. Web.
Orr, Christopher Henry, Luff, Craig Janson, Dockray, Thomas, Macarthur, Duncan Whittemore, Bounds, John Alan, & Allander, Krag. Detectors. United States.
Orr, Christopher Henry, Luff, Craig Janson, Dockray, Thomas, Macarthur, Duncan Whittemore, Bounds, John Alan, and Allander, Krag. Tue . "Detectors". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/874295.
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abstractNote = {The apparatus and method provide techniques through which both alpha and beta emission determinations can be made simultaneously using a simple detector structure. The technique uses a beta detector covered in an electrically conducting material, the electrically conducting material discharging ions generated by alpha emissions, and as a consequence providing a measure of those alpha emissions. The technique also offers improved mountings for alpha detectors and other forms of detectors against vibration and the consequential effects vibration has on measurement accuracy.},
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year = {2002},
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