Accession Number:

AD0260821

Title:

PULSED GAMMA INITIATION OF BREAKDOWN IN GAS TUBES

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

HARRY DIAMOND LABS ADELPHI MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1961-07-10

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

Miniature cold-cathode diodes of the GE XD series were subjected to pulses of gamma radiation from the electron linear-acceleration linac facility to determine under laboratory conditions the values of gamma dose and dose rate required to initiated breakdown in the diodes at different bias voltages. Elapsed time between gamma pulse onset and diode breakdown was measured. Curves are presented of the relationship between gamma dose and diode breakdown as a function of diode voltage. The data are compared with similar data taken in Operation Plumbbob Nevada 1957. the results show that each of the diodes tested is applicable to nuclear-proofing devices with corresponding operating voltage range.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE