Accession Number : AD0482929

Title :   SPECIAL STUDY OF BERYLLIUM DETECTION TECHNIQUES.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : AEROJET-GENERAL NUCLEONICS SAN RAMON CA

Report Date : 30 NOV 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : Using relatively small amounts of Po-210, an alpha emitter in microsphere form, microgram quantities of beryllium were detected. By chaning to Am-241 in a plated form and using an improved anti-coincidence system with approximately 4 pi source detection, a sensitivity of approximately 20 x 10 to the minus ninth power g of beryllium is possible. (Author)

Descriptors :   *DETECTION), (*BERYLLIUM, (*COINCIDENCE COUNTING, ALPHA PARTICLE DETECTORS), FEASIBILITY STUDIES, RADIOACTIVE ISOTOPES, AMERICIUM, POLONIUM, SENSITIVITY, NEUTRON DETECTORS, GAMMA RAYS, DETECTORS, CARBON, EXCITATION, GAMMA RAY SPECTRA, BACKGROUND, REDUCTION.

Subject Categories : Nuclear Instrumentation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE