Instrument Work in an Atomic Energy Laboratory
Before we can discuss some of the applications of nuclear instrumentation, it would be well to describe some of the measurements which our instruments are capable of making. The most important one is the measurement of radiation and of course this field is quite comprehensive. Radiation occurs in a number of forms; alpha, beta, gamma, neutron, and X-rays. For this discussion we will consider only the first four and the X-ray will be left to others, since our work had very little to do with it. The first three types have properties which make it possible to measure directly while the neutron is measured indirectly. Strictly speaking, this is not true as far as gamma radiation is concerned but we can consider it so for the present discussion.
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