
Accession Number : ADD002651
Title : Proportional Counter End Effects Eliminator.
Descriptive Note : Patent,
Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C
Personal Author(s) : Meekins,John F
Report Date : 20 Jan 1976
Pagination or Media Count : 4
Abstract : This invention relates to gasfilled proportional counters and more particularly to a construction which eliminates end effects. This invention overcomes the disadvantages of the prior art by inserting a resistorconductor network at the ends of the counter structure, thereby defining the mathematical boundary conditions there. In particular, the resistorconductor network can be designed in such a way that the potential at the ends duplicates the potential on an infinitely long counter of similar cross section. By so defining the potential at the ends, the potential everywhere inside the counter becomes that of an infinitely long counter, i.e., eliminating end effects.
Descriptors : *Proportional counters, *Patents, Resistors, Electric conductors, Numerical analysis
Subject Categories : Radiobiology
Nuclear Instrumentation
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE