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Portable counter for geological research

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Abstract

A portable counter which has been developed for prospecting for radio-active uranium and thorium minerals, for general geological investigations, and as an ultra-sensitive detector of lost or mislaid radium, is described. The aforementioned general usage includes the identification of changes in strata by means of the investigation of the slight amount of residual activity pressent in most minerals. The apparatus, which consists essentially of a scaled-down version of a standard laboratory Geiger-Muller counter, is highly sensitive since a variation equivalent to 4% of the cosmic ray background can be detected by a three-minute count.
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Publication Date:
May 01, 1949
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
EDB-79-109530
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Electron. Eng.; (United Kingdom); Journal Volume: 21; Other Information: In NSA; 3: 119(1949)
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; GEIGER-MUELLER COUNTERS; DESIGN; THORIUM ORES; PROSPECTING; URANIUM DEPOSITS; SENSITIVITY; THORIUM MINERALS; URANIUM MINERALS; GEOLOGIC DEPOSITS; MEASURING INSTRUMENTS; MINERALS; ORES; RADIATION DETECTORS; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS; RADIOACTIVE MINERALS; RESOURCES; 050200* - Nuclear Fuels- Exploration- (-1987); 440101 - Radiation Instrumentation- General Detectors or Monitors & Radiometric Instruments
OSTI ID:
6144891
Country of Origin:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: CODEN: ELEGA
Submitting Site:
TIC
Size:
Pages: 173-174
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Citation Formats

Russell, O J. Portable counter for geological research. United Kingdom: N. p., 1949. Web.
Russell, O J. Portable counter for geological research. United Kingdom.
Russell, O J. 1949. "Portable counter for geological research." United Kingdom.
@misc{etde_6144891,
title = {Portable counter for geological research}
author = {Russell, O J}
abstractNote = {A portable counter which has been developed for prospecting for radio-active uranium and thorium minerals, for general geological investigations, and as an ultra-sensitive detector of lost or mislaid radium, is described. The aforementioned general usage includes the identification of changes in strata by means of the investigation of the slight amount of residual activity pressent in most minerals. The apparatus, which consists essentially of a scaled-down version of a standard laboratory Geiger-Muller counter, is highly sensitive since a variation equivalent to 4% of the cosmic ray background can be detected by a three-minute count.}
journal = {Electron. Eng.; (United Kingdom)}
volume = {21}
journal type = {AC}
place = {United Kingdom}
year = {1949}
month = {May}
}