[ RadSafe ] Background from Static Electricity in Tritium counters
gaitan at impulsedevices.com
Fri Dec 23 15:30:07 CST 2005
Does any body have a suggestion for minimizing the effects of static
electricity in tritium counters?
I'm using glass vials. The effect has become obvious since the
weather turned cold and subsequently the air became drier. I can
measure the background slowing decreasing over a couple of days as
long as I leave the vial in the counter. As soon as I take it out
and then put it back, the background counts jump up again, sometimes
by as much as a factor of two. It appears to affect some vials and
Thanks for your help,
D. Felipe Gaitan, Ph.D.
Chief Scientific Officer
Impulse Devices, Inc.
13366 Grass Valley Av. Unit H
Grass Valley, CA 95945
Phone: 530-273-6500 Ext. 112
email: gaitan at impulsedevices.com
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