Ionization chamber for measurements of high-level tritium gas

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The construction and calibration of a simple ionization-chamber apparatus for measurement of high level tritium gas is described. The apparatus uses an easily constructed but rugged chamber containing the unknown gas and an inexpensive digital multimeter for measuring the ion current. The equipment after calibration is suitable for measuring 0.01 to 100% tritium gas in hydrogen-helium mixes with an accuracy of a few percent. At both the high and low limits of measurements deviations from the predicted theoretical current are observed. These are briefly discussed.

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Carstens, D.H.W. & David, W.R. January 1, 1980.

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The construction and calibration of a simple ionization-chamber apparatus for measurement of high level tritium gas is described. The apparatus uses an easily constructed but rugged chamber containing the unknown gas and an inexpensive digital multimeter for measuring the ion current. The equipment after calibration is suitable for measuring 0.01 to 100% tritium gas in hydrogen-helium mixes with an accuracy of a few percent. At both the high and low limits of measurements deviations from the predicted theoretical current are observed. These are briefly discussed.

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Pages: 14

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NTIS, PC A02/MF A01.

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  • Tritium technology in fission, fusion, and isotopic application, Dayton, OH, USA, 29 Apr 1980

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  • Report No.: LA-UR-80-1215
  • Report No.: CONF-800427-9
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5417247
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1066450

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Carstens, D.H.W. & David, W.R. Ionization chamber for measurements of high-level tritium gas, article, January 1, 1980; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1066450/: accessed December 15, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.