ZPR-9 airborne plutonium monitoring system

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An airborne plutonium monitoring system which is installed in the ZPR-9 (Zero Power Reactor No. 9) facility at Argonne National Laboratory is described. The design and operational experience are discussed. This monitoring system utilizes particle size and density discrimination, alpha particle energy discrimination, and a background-subtraction techique operating in cascade to separate airborne-plutonium activity from other, naturally occurring, airborne activity. Relatively high sensitivity and reliability are achieved. (auth)

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Rusch, G.K.; McDowell, W.P. & Knapp, W.G. January 1, 1975.

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An airborne plutonium monitoring system which is installed in the ZPR-9 (Zero Power Reactor No. 9) facility at Argonne National Laboratory is described. The design and operational experience are discussed. This monitoring system utilizes particle size and density discrimination, alpha particle energy discrimination, and a background-subtraction techique operating in cascade to separate airborne-plutonium activity from other, naturally occurring, airborne activity. Relatively high sensitivity and reliability are achieved. (auth)

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  • Nuclear science symposium, San Francisco, California, USA, 17 Nov 1975

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  • Report No.: CONF-751116--9
  • Grant Number: W-31-109-ENG-38
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  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc867698

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Rusch, G.K.; McDowell, W.P. & Knapp, W.G. ZPR-9 airborne plutonium monitoring system, article, January 1, 1975; Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc867698/: accessed November 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.