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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.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. (Lafayette, CO)
  2. (Boulder, CO)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
865288
Report Number(s):
US 4489315
US patent application 06/354,419
DOE Contract Number:
AC04-76DP03533
Resource Type:
Patent
Research Org:
ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL CORP
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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