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The Measurement of Natural Tritium Levels in Geiger Counters; Determination quantitative du tritium naturel par compteurs Geiger; Izmerenie urovnej estestvennogo tritiya v schetchikakh Gejgera; Medicion de concentraciones naturales de tritio mediante contadores Geiger

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Abstract

A method for the counting of tritium in a 300 ml gas counter with internal quenching gases is described. Originally a system with ethylene-argon as a quenching gas was used in conjunction with an anticoincidence ring. The anticoincidence count-rate plateau characteristics were unsatisfactory at low count rates because of unsatisfactory quenching, and a search was made for more efficient quenching gases. The source of the background count-rate plateau slope is discussed, and the properties required of a suitable quenching gas for hydrogen counting are given. Results of a study made of the counting characteristics of hydrogen quenched with benzene, ethyl-bromide, ethyl-ether, isopropyl amine, hexane, ethylamine and isoprene are given. Ethylamine and ether in particular gave very satisfactory quenching characteristics. A counting system with a counter filled with 40 cm of hydrogen and quenchcd with ethylamine is described. The background rate is 3 cpm with a comparatively flat background plateau. (author) [French] L'auteur decrit une methode de dosage du tritium au moyen d'un compteur de 300 ml dans lequel on utilise des gaz de coupage internes. Il avait tout d'abord utilise, comme gaz de coupage, un melange d'ethylene et d'argon avec un anneau d'anticoincidence . Mais pour les taux de comptage  More>>
Authors:
O'Brien, B J [1] 
  1. Institute of Nuclear Sciences, Gracefield (New Zealand)
Publication Date:
Jan 15, 1962
Product Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Symposium on Tritium in the Physical and Biological Sciences, Vienna (Austria), 3-10 May 1961; Other Information: 4 figs., 1 tab., 10 refs.; Related Information: In: Tritium in the Physical and Biological Sciences. V. 1. Proceedings of a Symposium| 380 p.
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; 46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; AMINES; ANTICOINCIDENCE; ARGON; BENZENE; BROMIDES; COUNTING RATES; ETHYL ETHER; ETHYLENE; HEXANE; HYDROGEN; ISOPRENE; QUENCHING; TRITIUM
OSTI ID:
22028528
Research Organizations:
International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna (Austria)
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ISSN 0074-1884; TRN: XA12R0281116794
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
page(s) 343-351
Announcement Date:
Jan 18, 2013

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O'Brien, B J. The Measurement of Natural Tritium Levels in Geiger Counters; Determination quantitative du tritium naturel par compteurs Geiger; Izmerenie urovnej estestvennogo tritiya v schetchikakh Gejgera; Medicion de concentraciones naturales de tritio mediante contadores Geiger. IAEA: N. p., 1962. Web.
O'Brien, B J. The Measurement of Natural Tritium Levels in Geiger Counters; Determination quantitative du tritium naturel par compteurs Geiger; Izmerenie urovnej estestvennogo tritiya v schetchikakh Gejgera; Medicion de concentraciones naturales de tritio mediante contadores Geiger. IAEA.
O'Brien, B J. 1962. "The Measurement of Natural Tritium Levels in Geiger Counters; Determination quantitative du tritium naturel par compteurs Geiger; Izmerenie urovnej estestvennogo tritiya v schetchikakh Gejgera; Medicion de concentraciones naturales de tritio mediante contadores Geiger." IAEA.
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title = {The Measurement of Natural Tritium Levels in Geiger Counters; Determination quantitative du tritium naturel par compteurs Geiger; Izmerenie urovnej estestvennogo tritiya v schetchikakh Gejgera; Medicion de concentraciones naturales de tritio mediante contadores Geiger}
author = {O'Brien, B J}
abstractNote = {A method for the counting of tritium in a 300 ml gas counter with internal quenching gases is described. Originally a system with ethylene-argon as a quenching gas was used in conjunction with an anticoincidence ring. The anticoincidence count-rate plateau characteristics were unsatisfactory at low count rates because of unsatisfactory quenching, and a search was made for more efficient quenching gases. The source of the background count-rate plateau slope is discussed, and the properties required of a suitable quenching gas for hydrogen counting are given. Results of a study made of the counting characteristics of hydrogen quenched with benzene, ethyl-bromide, ethyl-ether, isopropyl amine, hexane, ethylamine and isoprene are given. Ethylamine and ether in particular gave very satisfactory quenching characteristics. A counting system with a counter filled with 40 cm of hydrogen and quenchcd with ethylamine is described. The background rate is 3 cpm with a comparatively flat background plateau. (author) [French] L'auteur decrit une methode de dosage du tritium au moyen d'un compteur de 300 ml dans lequel on utilise des gaz de coupage internes. Il avait tout d'abord utilise, comme gaz de coupage, un melange d'ethylene et d'argon avec un anneau d'anticoincidence . Mais pour les taux de comptage faibles, les caracteristiques du palier, avec un montage en anticoincidence, n'etaient pas satisfaisantes en raison de l'insuffisance du coupage, et l'auteur a cherche un melange plus efficace. Il analyse la cause de la pente du palier de la courbe du bruit de fond et enumere les proprietes que devrait presenter un gaz de coupage efficace pour le comptage de l'hydrogene. Il donne ensuite les resultats obtenus, au point de vue des caracteristiques du comptage de l'hydrogene, avec les substances de coupage suivantes : benzene, bromure d'ethyle, ether ethylique, isopropylamine, hexane, ethylamine et isoprene. Avec l'ethylamine et l'ether ethylique, les caracteristiques de coupage sont particulierement satisfaisantes. L'auteur decrit un dispositif de comptage qui comprend un compteur rempli d'hydrogene a la pression de 40 cm de mercure, la substance de coupage utilisee etant l'ethylamine. Le bruit de fond est de 3 cpm, et la pente du palier correspondant relativement faible. (author) [Spanish] El autor describe un metodo de analisis de tritio en un contador de 300 ml que funciona con arreglo al principio de la extincion interna por medio de gases. Originariamente se aplico un sistema basado en el empleo de una mezcla de etileno y argon como gas extintor, en combinacion con un anillo de anticoincidencias. Ahora bien, las caracteristicas del rellano de la curva de recuento al emplear un circuito de anticoincidencias no resultaban satisfactorias cuando el numero de impulsos era reducido, debido a una extincion deficiente, y por tal motivo se trato de encontrar una mezcla gaseosa mas eficaz. El autor estudia la causa de la pendiente del rellano de la curva del recuento de fondo y enumera las propiedades que debe reunir un gas extintor adecuado para el recuento del hidrogeno. Detalla los resultados de un estudio de las caracteristicas de recuento del hidrogeno usando como sustancias extintoras el benceno, el bromuro de etilo, el eter etilico, la isopropil amina, el hexano, la etilamina y el isopieno. Se comprobo que la etilamina y el eter etilico, en particular, presentan caracteristicas de extincion muy satisfactorias. El autor describe un sistema de recuento basado en el empleo de un contador que se rellena con hidrogeno a la presion de 40 cm de Hg y en el cual se usa etilamina para la extincion. La actividad de fondo asciende a 3 impulsos por minuto, siendo relativamente debil la pendiente del rellano de la curva correspondiente. (author) [Russian] Daetsya opisanie metoda podscheta tritiya v 300ml gazovom schetchike s ispol'zovaniem gazov dlya gasheniya. Pervonachal'no byla primenena sistema s kol'tsom nesovpadenij pri ispol'zovanii ehtilen-argona v kachestve gaza dlya gasheniya. Pologaya chast' kharakteristiki skorosti otscheta nesovpadenij byla neudovletvoritel'noj pri nizkikh skorostyakh scheta, chto ob{sup y}asnyaetsya plokhim gasheniem, a poehtomu byli provedeny poiski gazov s bolee ehffektivnym gasheniem. Rassmatrivaetsya nakonl pologoj chasti kharakteristiki skorosti otscheta istochnika Fona, a takzhe ukazyvayutsya neobkhodimye svojstva podkhodyashchego gasyashchego gaza dlya otscheta vodoroda. Privodyatsya rezul'taty izucheniya kharakteristik podscheta vodoroda, kotoryj gasitsya s pomoshch'yu benzola, bromistogo ehtila, prostogo ehtilovogo ehfira, izopropilovogo amina, geksana, ehtil-amina i izoprena. V chastnosti, ehtil-amin i ehfir dayut ves'ma udovletvoritel'nye gasyashchie kharakteristiki. Soderzhitsya opisanie schetnoj sistemy, ispol'zuyushchej schetchik, napolnennyj do 40 cm vodorodom i gasimyj ehtil-aminom. Koehffitsient fona sostavlyaet 3 otscheta v minutu pri sravnitel'no ploskom fone pologoj chasti kharakteristiki . (author)}
place = {IAEA}
year = {1962}
month = {Jan}
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