Accession Number : ADA322399

Title :   Tetramethyl Lead Filled Geiger Counters,

Corporate Author : TECHNICAL INFORMATION SERVICE (AEC) OAK RIDGE TN

Personal Author(s) : Glassford, H. A. ; Macklin, R. L.

PDF Url : ADA322399

Report Date : JUL 1944

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : The increased demand for Geiger counters during the past two years has led to the investigation, in these laboratories, of numerous gases and counter filling techniques. Prior to 1942 the major part of these investigations was concerned with argon and alcohol filled counters. Experience has indicated that these counters do not entirely meet reasonable stringent operational requirements. In order to obtain even a small percentage of satisfactory counters, highly skilled and experienced personnel was required. The expanding use of counters called for a straightforward filling technique which would produce reliable counters and could be handled by less experienced personnel.

Descriptors :   *LEAD(METAL), *GEIGER COUNTERS, METHYL RADICALS, GASES, RELIABILITY, ARGON, FILLING, ALCOHOLS.

Subject Categories : Organic Chemistry
      Inorganic Chemistry
      Radiation and Nuclear Chemistry
      Nuclear Instrumentation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE