Dosage-rate meter


Posted on Sep 19, 2012    10713

A commercial diode is the detector in this highly accurate radiation monitor. The lowdrift FET-input op amp amplifies detector current to a usable level, and the chopper-stabilized amplifier then provides additional gain while minimizing any error caused by ambient-temperature fluctuations


Dosage-rate meter
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Gain is adjusted so that the output voltage is 1% of incident radiation intensity in rads per minute; therefore voltage can be displayed on digit DVM for direct reading of dosage rate. Output voltage from the monitor is linearly proportional to radiation intensity at the diode.




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