Accession Number:

AD0617971

Title:

ACCURACY OF PAPPROXIMATE SOLUTIONS FOR CURRENTS IN A PLANE PARALLEL ION CHAMBER,

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DEFENCE CHEMICAL BIOLOGICAL AND RADIATION LABS OTTAWA (ONTARIO)

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Report Date:

1964-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

A computer solution was obtained for Thomsons equations for the electric field in a uniformly irradiated ion chamber. Results for the current-voltage relationship agree closely with those calculated by the approximate methods of Mie. In particular, Mies formula for the nearly saturated region is confirmed for degrees of saturation of 70 and above. The formula derived by Boag and Wilson for this region is shown to hold only for degrees of saturation above 95. This confirms experimental results previously obtained with practical chambers. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE