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Title: Optical remote diagnostics of atmospheric propagating beams of ionizing radiation

Abstract

Data is obtained for use in diagnosing the characteristics of a beam of ionizing radiation, such as charged particle beams, neutral particle beams, and gamma ray beams. In one embodiment the beam is emitted through the atmosphere and produces nitrogen fluorescence during passage through air. The nitrogen fluorescence is detected along the beam path to provide an intensity from which various beam characteristics can be calculated from known tabulations. Optical detecting equipment is preferably located orthogonal to the beam path at a distance effective to include the entire beam path in the equipment field of view.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Los Alamos, NM)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, NM
OSTI Identifier:
875250
Patent Number(s):
H755
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) LANL
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
optical; remote; diagnostics; atmospheric; propagating; beams; ionizing; radiation; data; obtained; diagnosing; characteristics; beam; charged; particle; neutral; gamma; ray; embodiment; emitted; atmosphere; produces; nitrogen; fluorescence; passage; air; detected; path; provide; intensity; various; calculated; tabulations; detecting; equipment; preferably; located; orthogonal; distance; effective; entire; field; view; neutral particle; gamma ray; particle beam; charged particle; ionizing radiation; particle beams; beam path; preferably located; ray beams; distance effective; /250/

Citation Formats

Karl, Jr., Robert R. Optical remote diagnostics of atmospheric propagating beams of ionizing radiation. United States: N. p., 1990. Web.
Karl, Jr., Robert R. Optical remote diagnostics of atmospheric propagating beams of ionizing radiation. United States.
Karl, Jr., Robert R. Mon . "Optical remote diagnostics of atmospheric propagating beams of ionizing radiation". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/875250.
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author = {Karl, Jr., Robert R.},
abstractNote = {Data is obtained for use in diagnosing the characteristics of a beam of ionizing radiation, such as charged particle beams, neutral particle beams, and gamma ray beams. In one embodiment the beam is emitted through the atmosphere and produces nitrogen fluorescence during passage through air. The nitrogen fluorescence is detected along the beam path to provide an intensity from which various beam characteristics can be calculated from known tabulations. Optical detecting equipment is preferably located orthogonal to the beam path at a distance effective to include the entire beam path in the equipment field of view.},
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journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {1990},
month = {1}
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