Practical alpha detectors for site characterization [electronic resource].
- Washington, D.C. : United States. Dept. of Energy, 1994. and Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
- Physical Description:
- 6 pages : digital, PDF file
- Additional Creators:
- Los Alamos National Laboratory, United States. Department of Energy, and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
- Restrictions on Access:
- Free-to-read Unrestricted online access
- The authors have and are developing a series of practical alpha detectors for alpha characterization. These include soil surface monitors, pipe and duct monitors, air quality and radon monitors, tool monitors, and sample monitors. Two types of these monitors have been transferred to industry thus far for commercialization. Several of these systems have been fully field tested: for example, the soil surface monitor has been used to characterize 11 sites for 7 customers at 3 DOE facilities. Using a new but simple technology, these alpha detectors can be put to use in many areas where conventional alpha probes are impractical or insufficiently sensitive. Use of these alpha detectors in site characterization at the Uranium in Soil Integrated Demonstration at Fernald, at Los Alamos, and elsewhere will be discussed as well as their commercialization and possible further applications.
- Published through SciTech Connect., 08/01/1994., "la-ur--94-2418", " conf-940815--72", "DE94016292", SPECTRUM `94: international nuclear and hazardous waste management conference,Atlanta, GA (United States),14-18 Aug 1994., and Johnson, J.D.; MacArthur, D.W.; Bolton, R.B.; Allander, K.S.; Bounds, J.A.; Walters, S.G.; Sprouse, L.L.; Garner, S.E.
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