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IRE Transactions on Nuclear Science

Issue 2 • Date Aug. 1958

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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 1958, Page(s): c1
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  • IRE Professional Group on Nuclear Science

    Publication Year: 1958, Page(s): c2
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  • Radiation Monitoring over Long-Distance Telephone Lines and Direct Field Lines

    Publication Year: 1958, Page(s):21 - 26
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    Long-distance monitoring of radiation levels can be accomplished economically and reliably over commercial telephone line circuits. The system described was developed for the Atomic Energy Commission for the remote monitoring of gamma radiation resulting from atomic explosions. Though its principal use has been over long distance telephone lines, it can also be used over direct field lines for mon... View full abstract»

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  • A Dynamic Condenser Electrometer System for Beta Particle Detection

    Publication Year: 1958, Page(s):27 - 30
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    An electrometer is described which has been commercially engineered to provide chemists, biologists, and medical technicians with a device for low-level ß counting using an ionization chamber. The operation of the instrument and typical applications are outlined. These include C-14 in gas samples, tritium in gas, and the same isotopes in liquid or solid form. View full abstract»

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  • Electron Multiplier Neutron Detectors

    Publication Year: 1958, Page(s):30 - 32
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    A standard photomultiplier tube having uranium coated on the cathode is proposed for use in power reactor control. It will cover the neutron flux range from 106 to 1011 neutrons/sec/cm2 or the range from 103 to 108 neutrons/sec/cm2. The electron multiplier neutron detector will compete with gamma compensated ionization chambers. Electronic discrimination of both gamma induced pulses and the natura... View full abstract»

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  • Transistorization of Nuclear Counting Circuits

    Publication Year: 1958, Page(s):33 - 38
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    The advantages of long operational life, low-power drain and miniaturization may be realized in nuclear counting circuits through the use of transistors. The disadvantage of instability, due to the effects of temperature change in the transistor, may be minimized in counting circuit designs. The predominant effects are a change in the grounded emitter current gain (beta) and a variation of the lea... View full abstract»

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  • Transistorized Radiation Monitors

    Publication Year: 1958, Page(s):38 - 43
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    The advantages of transistors over vacuum tubes in radiation instruments have long been realized but a somewhat different approach to circuit design must be followed in developing transistor instruments, as compared with that used in vacuum tube circuits, and this seems to have discouraged many from developing such circuits. The purpose of this paper is to describe in some detail the design princi... View full abstract»

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  • Application of Transistors to Safety Circuits

    Publication Year: 1958, Page(s):44 - 46
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    The application of transistors to circuits controlling the rod release for shutdown of a nuclear reactor is described. No vacuum tubes are used in the circuit. The circuits were designed with maximum attention to reliability and fail-safe operation. View full abstract»

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  • Effects of Radiation on Vidicon Performance

    Publication Year: 1958, Page(s):46 - 49
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    A commercial one-inch vidicon was exposed to a total radiation dosage of approximately 1015 NVT in the Brookhaven National Laboratories Nuclear Pile Reactor. Quantitative tests were devised for measuring tube aperture response, signal, noise, and photoconductor "dark" current. No measurable degradation of performance occurred, except for decrease in signal output, which was attributed to radiation... View full abstract»

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  • Capacitance Level Gauge for Pressurizers of Pressurized Water Reactor Plants

    Publication Year: 1958, Page(s):50 - 53
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    The pressure of a pressurized water nuclear power plant is maintained by heating water to saturation temperature in a vessel partially filled with water. The water level in this vessel, the pressurizer, must be monitored for safe plant operation. This paper describes the application of a well-known principle of liquid level measurement to this problem. The unusual operating conditions made the dev... View full abstract»

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  • Fast Time Scale Simulation of a Reactor Control System

    Publication Year: 1958, Page(s):53 - 63
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    The setup and results of a reactor kinetics and servo-system simulation is presented. The reactor, a 50-megawatt high flux materials and engineering test reactor designated Belgian Reactor-2, is controlled by means of a saturating servomechanism actuating a cadmium containing regulating rod. The simulation was set up on a 100/1 time scale using GAP/R high-speed analog computing equipment, and solu... View full abstract»

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  • NRU Reactor Neutron Level Control System

    Publication Year: 1958, Page(s):64 - 67
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    A control system has been developed for the NRU reactor which performs automatic start-up as well as steady power control. This paper describes the system characteristics and the circuits which determine them during start-up and under steady power control. View full abstract»

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  • Thermal Power Control of the NRU Reactor

    Publication Year: 1958, Page(s):68 - 72
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    When reactor power is controlled only by neutron teakage flux, a difficulty arises because the factor relating neutron flux level with reactor power is a function of the flux distribution in the reactor. Due to variation in control rod positions, the flux distribution will vary. This paper presents a method for handling the problem by measuring the reactor thermal power and using this to adjust th... View full abstract»

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  • Regulation of the individual dynode voltages for photomultiplier tubes

    Publication Year: 1958, Page(s): 73
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  • Announcement of Fifth Annual National Meeting

    Publication Year: 1958, Page(s): 74
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  • Fourth Annual Meeting

    Publication Year: 1958, Page(s): 74
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  • Administrative Committee Meeting

    Publication Year: 1958, Page(s): 74
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  • Information for authors

    Publication Year: 1958, Page(s): 74a
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  • Institutional listings

    Publication Year: 1958, Page(s): 74b
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Aims & Scope

This Transactions ceased production in 1962. The current retitled publication is IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science.

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