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Measurement of Tritium as Water Vapor

Drever, R. W. P. and Moljk, A. (1956) Measurement of Tritium as Water Vapor. Review of Scientific Instruments, 27 (8). pp. 650-651. ISSN 0034-6748. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:DRErsi56

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Abstract

When Geiger or proportional counters are used for the assay of tritiated water, the sample is usually converted into hydrogen or methane which is included in the counter filling. Measurement of the sample itself as water vapor would appear to be a more direct method which avoids possible uncertainties in the chemical conversion, and this technique has been used recently [1,2]. It will be shown, however, that although counters containing water vapor may have satisfactory characteristics, adsorption effects can introduce large errors.


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Additional Information:Copyright © 1956 American Institute of Physics. Received May 21, 1956. We would like to thank Dr. S.C. Curran for his encouragement and valuable discussions. This work was begun following a request by R.C. Hawkings of Chalk River for an independent assay of a standard source.
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