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Title: Personnel electronic neutron dosimeter

A personnel electronic dosimeter includes a neutron-proton and neutron-alpha converter for providing an electrical signal having a magnitude proportional to the energy of a detected proton or alpha particle produced from the converter, a pulse generator circuit for generating a pulse having a duration controlled by the weighed effect of the amplitude of the electrical signal, an oscillator enabled by the pulse for generating a train of clock pulses for a time dependent upon the pulse length, a counter for counting the clock pulses, and an indicator for providing a direct reading and aural alarm when the count indicates that the wearer has been exposed to a selected level of neutron dose equivalent.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6459173
DOE Contract Number:
AC04-76DP03533
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; DOSEMETERS; DESIGN; DOSE EQUIVALENTS; NEUTRON DOSIMETRY; PERSONNEL DOSIMETRY; PROTON RECOIL DETECTORS; DOSIMETRY; MEASURING INSTRUMENTS; NEUTRON DETECTORS; RADIATION DETECTORS 440102* -- Radiation Instrumentation-- Radiation Dosemeters