Accession Number : AD0837149

Title :   A FERROELECTRIC GAMMA-RAY SPECTROMETER,

Corporate Author : ARMY NUCLEAR EFFECTS LAB EDGEWOOD ARSENAL MD

Personal Author(s) : McNeilly, John H. ; Glower, Donald D.

Report Date : 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : One of the highest priority requirements in the field of initial radiation measurements is the development of instrumentation to measure the initial gamma-ray spectrum. The need for spectral measurements is paramount for the evaluation and correlation of various systems response. However, recent developments in the use of ferroelectric materials as radiation detectors have made them prime candidates for the solution of this problem. Specifically, ferroelectric radiation detectors exhibit such desirable characteristics as dose-rate independence, simplicity, small size, ruggedness, ability to withstand very high total doses, and, except for readout, they do not require auxiliary electronic equipment such as amplifiers and power supplies. (Author)

Descriptors :   *NUCLEAR RADIATION SPECTROMETERS), (*FERROELECTRIC MATERIALS, GAMMA RAYS, DOSE RATE, INTENSITY, DETECTORS, WEIGHT, EFFICIENCY, WEAR RESISTANCE, ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, LEAD COMPOUNDS, ZIRCONIUM COMPOUNDS, TITANATES, BARIUM COMPOUNDS, DIELECTRIC PROPERTIES, THICKNESS, POLARIZATION.

Subject Categories : Nuclear Instrumentation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE