Accession Number : ADD010816

Title :   Protection of Radiation Detectors from Fast Neutron Damage.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Kronenberg,S

Report Date : 30 Jan 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : A circuit for biasing a solid state crystal used as a radiation detector in which the passage of the initial gamma ray pulse from the explosion of a nearby tactical nuclear weapon is utilized to temporarily remove the bias from said crystal for a time sufficient to permit the fast neutron pulse from the same explosion to pass by without permanently damaging the counter crystal. The circuit comprises an RC circuit between the bias supply and the crystal with a reverse biased diode across the capacitor. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Nuclear radiation protection, Fast neutrons, Nuclear explosion damage, Bias, Solid state electronics, Gamma rays, Circuits

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Nuclear Radiation Shield, Protection & Safety

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE