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Instrumentation in Applied Nuclear Chemistry

  • Jan Krugers

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Pablo Mulás del Pozo
    Pages 1-42
  3. Manuel Diego Castillo
    Pages 43-61
  4. Pablo Mulás del Pozo, Manuel Diego Castillo
    Pages 63-91
  5. Julian J. Steyn, Sam S. Nargolwalla
    Pages 93-152
  6. Louis Costrell
    Pages 153-171
  7. Joel B. Ayers
    Pages 173-202
  8. Kenneth F. Hatch
    Pages 203-243
  9. James Kelly Milam
    Pages 245-261
  10. Wallace A. Ross
    Pages 263-286
  11. Jan Krugers
    Pages 287-316
  12. John A. M. Hoogenboom
    Pages 317-344
  13. W. Wayne Black
    Pages 345-374
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 375-383

About this book

Introduction

This book attempts to build a bridge between two sciences: chemistry and electronics. The inside of the black boxes the nuclear chemist uses daily is explained in simple electronic terms. Knowledge of the inside not only satisfies curiosity but helps one "get the most out of the available equipment." Likewise, this book tries to give sufficient understanding for not "over­ buying," that is to say, for buying the equipment which just serves the purpose, instead of buying the best so at least it will serve the purpose. The first three chapters give a concise understanding of what the area of applied nuclear chemistry is concerned with and what kind of equipment is generally used. Chapter 1 gives a theoretical background, while Chapter 3 deals with the practical implementations. Thus, these chapters provide the background to determine what one can expect from the experiments. The remainder of the book is devoted to the practical instrumentation of the experiments. Each chapter deals with specific types of instruments and devices, discusses briefly the electronics involved, considers the limitations, and investigates how and to what extent they can be circumvented. The advantage of having different contributors, each with his own practical experience, shows clearly in this latter aspect. Detailed practical knowledge and experience can be explained best by the person who has long been con­ cerned with the subject theoretically and practically.

Keywords

Bias Drift Monitoring Nuclear chemistry control data acquisition display electronics experiment feedback linearity measurement spectroscopy temperature tracer

Editors and affiliations

  • Jan Krugers
    • 1
  1. 1.IBM—NetherlandsThe HagueThe Netherlands

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