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Title: RADIO-ACTIVE TRANSDUCER

ABS>ure the change in velocity of a moving object. The transducer includes a radioactive source having a collimated beam of radioactive particles, a shield which can block the passage of the radioactive beam, and a scintillation detector to measure the number of radioactive particles in the beam which are not blocked by the shield. The shield is operatively placed across the radioactive beam so that any motion normal to the beam will cause the shield to move in the opposite direction thereby allowing more radioactive particles to reach the detector. The number of particles detected indicates the acceleration. (AEC)
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4778469
Report Number(s):
US 3024364
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-62
Research Org:
Originating Research Org. not identified
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
ENGINEERING AND EQUIPMENT; BEAMS; MEASURED VALUES; MOTION; PARTICLES; RADIATION SOURCES; RADIOACTIVITY; SCINTILLATION COUNTERS; SHIELDING; TRANSDUCERS; VELOCITY