Accession Number : ADD009120

Title :   Dosimeter.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Williams,Edward F , Jr ; Byer,John B ; Thompson,Burton J

Report Date : 15 Dec 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : The construction of a direct reading, ionization chamber dosimeter is almost exclusively of thermoplastic material. Except for an electrometer frame and switch contacts, the dosimeter comprises components of injection molded thermoplastic material. The dosimeter barrel and most of the structural components are made from either electrically conducting polycarbonate or non-conducting polycarbonate. Optical parts and lenses are formed from transparent plastic materials. The ionization chamber is made from polypropylene loaded with carbon black. The light-weight plastic construction of the dosimeter renders it relatively insensitive to mechanical shock and causes it to interact with ionizing radiation in a manner substantially similar to animal tissue or human flesh. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Dosimeters, *Ionization chambers, *Thermoplastic resins, Electrometers, Switches, Electric contacts, Parts, Optical equipment, Lenses, Polycarbonates, Polypropylene, Injection molding, Transparence, Carbon black, Lightweight, Dosimetry, Measurement, Ionizing radiation

Subject Categories : Radiobiology
      Plastics
      Nuclear Instrumentation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE