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Title: Improved wire chamber

An improved gas mixture for use with proportional counter devices, such as Geiger-Mueller tubes and drift chambers. The improved gas mixture provides a stable drift velocity while eliminating wire aging caused by prior art gas mixtures. The new gas mixture is comprised of equal parts argon and ethane gas and having approximately 0.25% isopropyl alcohol vapor. 2 figs.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6741925
Report Number(s):
PATENTS-US-A6049058
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-76CH03000
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
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Research Org:
Fermi National Accelerator Lab., Batavia, IL (USA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; MULTIWIRE PROPORTIONAL CHAMBERS; DESIGN; ARGON; DRIFT CHAMBERS; ETHANE; INVENTIONS; PROPANOLS; PROPORTIONAL COUNTERS; ALCOHOLS; ALKANES; ELEMENTS; FLUIDS; GASES; HYDROCARBONS; HYDROXY COMPOUNDS; MEASURING INSTRUMENTS; NONMETALS; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; RADIATION DETECTORS; RARE GASES 440101* -- Radiation Instrumentation-- General Detectors or Monitors & Radiometric Instruments