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The Literature of Instrumentation for Radiological Studies

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1 Author(s)
Comstock, Marjorie ; Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, N. Y.

Instrumentation for radiological studies is interpreted as relating to device or tools for measurement purposes or for implementing research studies in which radioactive material is used. In radiological studies, instrumentation plays a vital part due to the hazards involved in handling radioactive material, and due to the necessity for accurate measurements. The varied fields of research include use of the nuclear reactor, hot laboratory installations, accelerators, cloud chambers, and many other pieces of apparatus. All of these require accessory instruments in order to use them successfully. The list of instruments is lengthy and is mentioned merely to illustrate the spread of the subjects covering the literature of instrumentation for radiological studies. Therefore, it is necessary to have the subject as clearly defined as possible before attempting to search the literature. A good introduction to the literature of instrumentation is Guide to Instrumentation Literature [8]. This contains an extensive bibliography. The various abstract journals, books, report literature, and other approaches to the literature are discussed.

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Nuclear Science, IRE Transactions on  (Volume:3 ,  Issue: 3 )