Accession Number : AD0002448


Title :   QUANTITATIVE STUDY OF DECOMPOSITION OF QUENCHING CONSTITUENT IN GEIGER COUNTERS UNDER NORMAL COUNTING OR CONTINUOUS DISCHARGE


Corporate Author : NEW YORK UNIV BRONX SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND SCIENCE


Personal Author(s) : AGRESTA, JOSEPH


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/002448.pdf


Report Date : 30 Sep 1953


Pagination or Media Count : 42


Abstract : The effects on the plateau characteristics of Geiger-Mueller co unters containing organic quenching vapors were compared after passing equal amounts of charge through identical counters in (1) normal counting operation or (2) in continous discharge. The effect was the same in both cases. Mass spectrographic analysis indicated similar decomposition of the quenching vapor. Use of this result for the acceleration of life-time tests is discussed, as well as the IRE-recommended accelerated life test which utilizes continuous discharge.


Descriptors :   *COUNTING METHODS , *GEIGER COUNTERS , VAPORS , MASS SPECTROSCOPY , QUENCHING , OPERATION , LIFE TESTS , DECOMPOSITION , ACCELERATED TESTING


Subject Categories : Nuclear Instrumentation


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE