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High-voltage-powered transistorized preamplifier; Pre-amplificateur transistorise avec alimentation haute tension; Vysokovol'tnyj ehnergeticheskij predvaritel'nyj usilitel' na tranzistorakh; Preamplificador transistorizado alimentado con alta tension

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Abstract

One of the problems that is frequently met in the field of nuclear electronics is that of coupling the signal from a high-impedance pulse-type radiation detector to a low-impedance transmission line. Radiation detectors and their associated counting equipment are often separated by a considerable distance and some efficient means of transmitting the signal from the detector to the counting system must be provided. In practice, a low-impedance coaxial cable is used for the transmission line and a cathode-follower or emitter-follower circuit is used to achieve the required impedance match. This paper describes a unique emitter-follower circuit that has been utilized very successfully at the University of Washington. The emitter-follower circuit is unique in that power for the transistor circuit is derived from the high voltage that is supplied to the radiation detector. The two pnp alloy-junction transistors employed in the preamplifier yield.a voltage gain of unity over a dynamic range of from 1 mV to 5 V. Stabilization of the operating voltage for the emitter-follower circuit is provided by a small zener diode. The current drain of a typical remote-scintillation detector employing the circuit ranges from 0.35 to 0.65 mA when the high voltage is supplied to the scintillation detector  More>>
Authors:
Wilson, Jr, W E; Wakefield, A W [1] 
  1. University of Washington, Seattle, WA (United States)
Publication Date:
Apr 15, 1962
Product Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Conference on Nuclear Electronics, Belgrade, Yugoslavia (Serbia), 15-20 May 1961; Other Information: 5 figs, 1 tab, 2 refs; Related Information: In: Nuclear Electronics II. Proceedings of the Conference on Nuclear Electronics. V. II| 473 p.
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; BF3 COUNTERS; CATHODES; COAXIAL CABLES; ELECTRIC POTENTIAL; GAIN; IMPEDANCE; JUNCTION DIODES; JUNCTION TRANSISTORS; NEUTRON DETECTORS; POWER TRANSMISSION LINES; PREAMPLIFIERS; PULSES; SCINTILLATION COUNTERS; SIGNALS; STABILIZATION
OSTI ID:
22028400
Research Organizations:
International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna (Austria)
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ISSN 0074-1884; TRN: XA12N2023116666
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
page(s) 385-394
Announcement Date:
Jan 18, 2013

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Citation Formats

Wilson, Jr, W E, and Wakefield, A W. High-voltage-powered transistorized preamplifier; Pre-amplificateur transistorise avec alimentation haute tension; Vysokovol'tnyj ehnergeticheskij predvaritel'nyj usilitel' na tranzistorakh; Preamplificador transistorizado alimentado con alta tension. IAEA: N. p., 1962. Web.
Wilson, Jr, W E, & Wakefield, A W. High-voltage-powered transistorized preamplifier; Pre-amplificateur transistorise avec alimentation haute tension; Vysokovol'tnyj ehnergeticheskij predvaritel'nyj usilitel' na tranzistorakh; Preamplificador transistorizado alimentado con alta tension. IAEA.
Wilson, Jr, W E, and Wakefield, A W. 1962. "High-voltage-powered transistorized preamplifier; Pre-amplificateur transistorise avec alimentation haute tension; Vysokovol'tnyj ehnergeticheskij predvaritel'nyj usilitel' na tranzistorakh; Preamplificador transistorizado alimentado con alta tension." IAEA.
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title = {High-voltage-powered transistorized preamplifier; Pre-amplificateur transistorise avec alimentation haute tension; Vysokovol'tnyj ehnergeticheskij predvaritel'nyj usilitel' na tranzistorakh; Preamplificador transistorizado alimentado con alta tension}
author = {Wilson, Jr, W E, and Wakefield, A W}
abstractNote = {One of the problems that is frequently met in the field of nuclear electronics is that of coupling the signal from a high-impedance pulse-type radiation detector to a low-impedance transmission line. Radiation detectors and their associated counting equipment are often separated by a considerable distance and some efficient means of transmitting the signal from the detector to the counting system must be provided. In practice, a low-impedance coaxial cable is used for the transmission line and a cathode-follower or emitter-follower circuit is used to achieve the required impedance match. This paper describes a unique emitter-follower circuit that has been utilized very successfully at the University of Washington. The emitter-follower circuit is unique in that power for the transistor circuit is derived from the high voltage that is supplied to the radiation detector. The two pnp alloy-junction transistors employed in the preamplifier yield.a voltage gain of unity over a dynamic range of from 1 mV to 5 V. Stabilization of the operating voltage for the emitter-follower circuit is provided by a small zener diode. The current drain of a typical remote-scintillation detector employing the circuit ranges from 0.35 to 0.65 mA when the high voltage is supplied to the scintillation detector is varied from 800 to 1 500 V. The unit will drive 500 ft of 52-{Omega} coaxial line with a 25% loss in pulse amplitude and has been used with remotely operated scintillation-type detectors and BF{sub 3}-type neutron detectors with excellent results. (author) [French] Un des problemes qui se posent frequemment en electronique nucleaire est celui de l'adaptation d'un detecteur d'impulsions a grande impedance a une ligne de transmission a basse impedance. La difficulte est la suivante: les detecteurs etant souvent sensiblement eloignes des appareils de comptage connexes, il faut prevoir un moyen efficace de transmettre le signal du detecteur au dispositif de comptage. En pratique, on utilise un cable coaxial a basse impedance pour la ligne de transmission et un circuit a cathode asservie ou du type emetteur asservi pour obtenir l'adaptation d'impedance necessaire. Les auteurs decrivent un circuit a emetteur asservi inedit, mis au point a l'Universite de l'Etat de Washington ou il a donne d'excellents resultats. Ce circuit emetteur asservi est inedit en ce sens que le circuit transistorise est branche sur la haute tension qui alimente le compteur de rayonnements. Les deux transistors a jonction pnp montes dans le preamplificateur donnent un gain de tension de un sur l'ensemble de la gamme dynamique, qui s'etend de 1 mV a 5 V. Une petite diode Zener assure la stabilite de la tension de travail dans le circuit emetteur asservi. La consommation de courant d'un ensemble type detecteur-emetteur asservi-cable intermediaire se situe entre 0,35 et 0,65 milliamperes lorsque la haute tension alimentant le detecteur varie de 800 a 1500 volts. Le dispositif permet de transmettre des signaux sur une ligne coaxiale de 500 pieds (152 m environ) de long et d'une impedance de 52 ohms, moyennant une perte d'amplitude de l'ordre de 25%; il a donne d'excellents resultats avec des detecteurs a scintillations et des detecteurs de neutrons a BF{sub 3}. (author) [Spanish] Uno de los problemas que suelen plantearse en la electronica nuclear es el de acoplar la senal procedente de un detector de radiaciones, de tipo de impulsos, cuya impedancia sea elevada a una linea de transmision de baja impedancia. Asi por ejemplo los detectores de radiaciones a menudo estan separados por distancias considerables de su equipo electronico asociado y es preciso encontrar una manera eficaz de transmitir la senal del detector a dicho equipo electronico. En la practica, para lograr el ajuste de impedancias requerido, se utiliza un cable coaxial de baja impedancia en la linea de transmision y un amplificador catodico o su analogo transistorizado. En este documento se describe un circuito transistorizado unico en su genero utilizado con gran exito en la Universidad de Washington. El circuito en cuestion tiene la particularidad de que el transistor esta alimentado con la alta tension suministrada al detector de radiaciones. Con los dos transistores de union PNP empleados en el preamplificador se obtiene una ganancia de tension unidad en un intervalo dinamico de 1 mV a 5 V. La tension de trabajo del transistor con carga en el emisor se estabiliza mediante un pequeno diodo Zener. El consumo de corriente de detector de centelleo distante que utiliza el circuito esta comprendido entre 0,35 y 0.65 mA cuando la alta tension suministrada varia entre 800 y 1500 V. El dispositivo alimenta 500 pies de cable coaxial de 52 {Omega} con una perdida de un 25% en la amplitud del impulso. Se ha utilizado con excelentes resultados, con detectores de centelleo alejados y detectores neutronicos de BF{sub 3}. (author) [Russian] Odnoj iz problem, chasto vstrechayushchikhsya v oblasti yadernoj ehlektroniki, yavlyaetsya problema svyazi signala, idushchego s impul'nogo detektora izluchenij vysokogo soprotivleniya, s liniej peredachi nizkogo soprotivleniya. Inymi slovami detektory izluchenij i svyazannoe s nimi schetnoe oborudovanie chasto razdelyayutsya znachitel'nym rasstoyaniem, poehtomu sleduet predusmatrivat' nadezhnye sredstva peredachi signala iz detektora v schetnuyu sistemu. Prakticheski dlya linii peredachi ispol'zuetsya koaksial'nyj kabel' s nizkim soprotivleniem, a dlya polucheniya trebuemoj soglasovannosti impedansov ispol'zuetsya skhema s katodnym vykhodom ili skhema s ehmitternym vykhodom. V dannom doklade daetsya opisanie unikal'noj skhemy s ehmitternym vykhodom, kotoraya uspeshno primenyalas' v Vashingtonskom universitete. Skhema ehmitternogo vykhoda yavlyaetsya unikal'noj v tom smysle, chto istochnikom ehnergii tranzistornoj skhemy sluzhit vysokoe napryazhenie, podavaemoe detektoru izlucheniya. Primenenie v predvaritel'nom usilitele dvukh splavlennykh tranzistorov s perekhodom p-n-p uvelichilo edinichnyj tolchok napryazheniya v dinamicheskom diapazone ot 1 millivol'ta do 5 vol't. Stabilizatsiya rabochego napryazheniya dlya skhemy ehmitternogo vykhoda obespechivaetsya nebol'shim zenerovskim diodom. Potreblenie toka tipichnym distantsionnym stsintillyatsionnym detektorom, v kotorom primenena dannaya skhema, kolebletsya ot 0,35 do 0,65 milliamper, v to vremya, kak vysokoe napryazhenie, podavaemoe na stsintillyatsionnyj detektor, izmenyaetsya ot 800 do 1500 vol't. Pribor obsluzhivaet 500 futov koaksial'noj linii v 52 oma s poterej 25-protsentov amplitudy impul'sa; on ispol'zovalsya s distantsionnymi detektorami stsintillyatsionnogo tipa i s nejtronnymi detektorami tipa BF{sub 3} s otlichnymi rezul'tatami. (author)}
place = {IAEA}
year = {1962}
month = {Apr}
}