Small long-range alpha detector (LRAD) with computer readout

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The small long-range alpha detector developed by N-2 was described in detail in the Los Alamos publication LA-12073-MS, Long-Range Alpha Detector,'' published in 1991. Since publication of that report, a computerized data acquisition system has been added to the LRAD detector. In addition to detailing the new data acquisition system, we discuss new data generated with the enhanced system, including measurements of (1) ultimate sensitivity; (2) detector linearity; (3) ion lifetime; and (4) characteristics. Furthermore, we have expanded our understanding of ion recombination and statistical noise effects in the LRAD and have addressed them here as well as several proposed ... continued below

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MacArthur, D.W.; Allander, K.S.; Bounds, J.A. & Butterfield, K.B. October 1, 1991.

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The small long-range alpha detector developed by N-2 was described in detail in the Los Alamos publication LA-12073-MS, Long-Range Alpha Detector,'' published in 1991. Since publication of that report, a computerized data acquisition system has been added to the LRAD detector. In addition to detailing the new data acquisition system, we discuss new data generated with the enhanced system, including measurements of (1) ultimate sensitivity; (2) detector linearity; (3) ion lifetime; and (4) characteristics. Furthermore, we have expanded our understanding of ion recombination and statistical noise effects in the LRAD and have addressed them here as well as several proposed applications. 6 refs., 30 figs.

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  • Other: DE92002601
  • Report No.: LA-12199-MS
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • DOI: 10.2172/5090469 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5090469
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1059971

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MacArthur, D.W.; Allander, K.S.; Bounds, J.A. & Butterfield, K.B. Small long-range alpha detector (LRAD) with computer readout, report, October 1, 1991; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1059971/: accessed December 9, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.