Accession Number : ADA319777

Title :   A Monitoring Probe for Radiochemistry Laboratories,

Corporate Author : CARNEGIE INST OF TECH PITTSBURGH PA

Personal Author(s) : Schwob, Claude R. ; Nether, Raymond

PDF Url : ADA319777

Report Date : OCT 1947

Pagination or Media Count : 2

Abstract : In order to detect contamination of equipment and to protect the health of workers in laboratories handling radioactive materials, it is necessary to have instruments capable of indicating small amounts of radiation at the working space and on the person and clothing of workers. Several excellent portable radiation meters are now on the market, but only the most recent ones are effective in detecting weak radiation, the older ones generally being designed for monitoring X-rays. As Libby points out, the isotopes emitting the least energetic radiation are among the most useful. By substituting a more sensitive GM tube for the one ordinarily furnished, older instruments easily may be changed to permit them to detect a fraction of these weak radiations large enough so that they may be of service in monitoring laboratories.

Descriptors :   *PROBES, *MONITORING, *RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS, *RADIOCHEMISTRY LABORATORIES, PORTABLE EQUIPMENT, EMISSION, REPRINTS, RADIATION, HEALTH, X RAYS, MEASURING INSTRUMENTS, ISOTOPES, PERSONNEL, SPACE(ROOM), CONTAMINATION, HANDLING, CLOTHING, ENERGETIC PROPERTIES, LOW STRENGTH.

Subject Categories : Radiation and Nuclear Chemistry
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Isotopes

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE