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Final Engineering Report Covering Austin Beta-Gamma Hand and Foot Checker

Description: Abstract: "This final report discusses the project objectives and the manner in which these were attained in connection with the design and manufacture of the Austin Beta-Gamma Hand and Foot checker (Fig 1). Improvements incorporated to conform the equipment to modern production methods, as well as practical changes to achieve automatic operation and increased stability and to facilitate and simplify maintenance procedures, are covered in detail. The report also includes photographs (Figs. 2 and 3) and a schematic diagram of the final product (Fig. 4)" (p. 1)
Date: November 9, 1949
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A Scintillation Spectrometer for Routine Use

Description: From abstract: An automatic gamma-ray spectrometer for routine assays in radiochemical investigations has been constructed. Circuits are described for the automatic control of the pulse analyzer bias and automatic recording of the counting data. Typical gamma-ray spectra are shown as an indication of the perfomance obtained.
Date: 1952
Creator: O'Kelley, G. D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Aerial Gamma-Ray and Magnetic Survey of the Delta Area--Utah: Final Report, Volume 1

Description: From abstract: Results of an ERDA-sponsored, high-sensitivity, airborne gamma-ray spectrometer and magnetometer survey of a portion of the Delta, Utah, NTMS, 1:250,000 scale quadrangle, carried out under Bendix Field Engineering Corporation Subcontract 76-019-L are discussed. The objective of the survey was to evaluate the Delta area as a uraniferous province, i.e., a region showing surface indications of a generally higher uranium content, and evidence of geochemical uranium enrichment over the other natural radioactive elements, where detailed exploration for uranium would likely be successful. The known presence of late stage Tertiary rhyolites and granites associated with fluorite and uranium occurrences and one productive uranium mine strongly suggested that the area is such a uraniferous province. A DC-3 aircraft equipped with a gamma-ray spectrometer using nine large-volume NaI detectors, two 400 channel analyzers, and ancillary geophysical and electronic equipment was employed for data collection.
Date: March 1977
Creator: Texas Instruments Incorporated
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Thermal-neutron capture for A=26-35

Description: The prompt gamma-ray data of thermal- neutron captures fornuclear mass number A=26-35 had been evaluated and published in "ATOMICDATA AND NUCLEAR DATA TABLES, 26, 511 (1981)". Since that time themanyexperimental data of the thermal-neutron captures have been measuredand published. The update of the evaluated prompt gamma-ray data is verynecessary for use in PGAA of high-resolution analytical prompt gamma-rayspectroscopy. Besides, the evaluation is also very needed in theEvaluated Nuclear Structure Data File, ENSDF, because there are no promptgamma-ray data in ENSDF. The levels, prompt gamma-rays and decay schemesof thermal-neutron captures for nuclides (26Mg, 27Al, 28Si, 29Si, 30Si,31P, 32S, 33S, 34S, and 35Cl) with nuclear mass number A=26-35 have beenevaluated on the basis of all experimental data. The normalizationfactors, from which absolute prompt gamma-ray intensity can be obtained,and necessary comments are given in the text. The ENSDF format has beenadopted in this evaluation. The physical check (intensity balance andenergy balance) of evaluated thermal-neutron capture data has been done.The evaluated data have been put into Evaluated Nuclear Structure DataFile, ENSDF. This evaluation may be considered as an update of the promptgamma-ray from thermal-neutron capture data tables as published in"ATOMIC DATA AND NUCLEAR DATA TABLES, 26, 511 (1981)".
Date: June 1, 2001
Creator: Chunmei, Z. & Firestone, R.B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Balanced Ionization Chamber for Differential Measurements of Gamma Rays

Description: "The purpose of the work was to develop a method of measuring very small differences in the half lives of gamma ray emitting radioactive substances. The apparatus was then used to try to detect a difference in the half lives of Be7 metal and BeO. The results of the measurements on the two different chemical forms of beryllium will be given" (p. 1).
Date: 1947
Creator: Wiegand, Clyde
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

An Investigation for Gamma Rays Resulting from the Bombardment of As75 with 14 Mev Neutrons

Description: It is the purpose of this paper to set forth the method and results of studying the gamma rays resulting from the bombardment of As75 with approximately 14 Mev neutrons. The source of these neutrons was the H3(d,n)He4 reaction. The deuterons of 325 Kev energy were obtained from a Van de Graff electrostatic accelerator. A NaI scintillation spectrometer was used to determine the gamma-ray energies.
Date: 1957
Creator: Givens, Wyatt Wendell
Partner: UNT Libraries

GRB 060505: A Possible Short-Duration Gamma-Ray Burst in a Star-Forming Region at a Redshift of 0.09

Description: This article reports the discovery of the GRB optical afterglow and observations of its environment using Gemini South, the Hubble Space Telescope, Chandra, Swift, and the Very Large Array.
Date: March 13, 2007
Creator: Ofek, Efran; Cenko, Brad; Gal-Yam, Avishay; Fox, Derek B.; Nakar, Ehud; Rau, Arne et al.
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

A Transistorized Pulse Height Analyzer for Gamma Spectroscopy

Description: From abstract: "A scintillation detector has a pulse height output which is a linear function of the energy of impinging gamma radiation. A pulse height analyzer system determines the amplitude distribution of this train of pulses. The system also displays this information graphically in a form which is convenient for further analysis."
Date: March 23, 1959
Creator: Graveson, R. T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Military Field Expedient Shielding Experiment

Description: Convair-Fort Worth, under contract to the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Laboratories, performed experiments to obtain data for use in applying field materials to shield portable nuclear-reactor power plants.
Date: October 18, 1960
Creator: Wheeler, D. M. & Bostick, L. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Progress Report on Gamma-Ray Logging Activities

Description: Abstract: An evaluation is made of radioactivity logging as applied to exploration drilling on the Colorado Plateau. The compilation of data gives a preliminary insight into the possibilities of the technique being applied.
Date: July 9, 1951
Creator: Comstock, Sherman S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department