Accession Number : AD0671610

Title :   DEVELOPMENT OF FERROELECTRIC NUCLEAR RADIATION DETECTORS.

Descriptive Note : Rept. no. 1, Jun 66-Oct 67,

Corporate Author : OHIO STATE UNIV RESEARCH FOUNDATION COLUMBUS

Personal Author(s) : Glower,D. D. ; Miller,D. W. ; Schlosser,P. S.

Report Date : JUN 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 72

Abstract : Nuclear radiation detectors utilizing the pyroelectric effect of a ferroelectric material, specifically, lead zirconate titanate (PZT), have been developed. The detectors are rate measuring devices with a sensitivity of 0.6 pC/cm sq -Rad (PZT). The analyses of the the theory, design, and experiments, as presented, demonstrate that the ferroelectric radiation detector system can be fabricated to measure gamma and X-ray energy spectra for a single radiation pulse and that this detector system can evaluate the time-dependence of these spectra. Further, it has been demonstrated that these detection systems are small in size, require a minimum of support equipment such as bias voltage power supplies, and provide instantaneous readout of the data. Experiments have demonstrated the reproducibility of data and linear response to dose rates greater than 10 to the 12th power rad/sec. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NUCLEAR RADIATION SPECTROMETERS, *FERROELECTRIC MATERIALS), (*GAMMA RAY SPECTRA, MEASUREMENT), (*X RAY SPECTRA, MEASUREMENT), MANUFACTURING, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), LEAD COMPOUNDS, ZIRCONATES, TITANATES

Subject Categories : Nuclear Instrumentation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE