CitationPovinec, P. (1992). 14C gas counting: Is there still a future?. Radiocarbon, 34(3), 406-413.
DescriptionFrom the 14th International Radiocarbon Conference held in Tucson, AZ, May 20-24, 1991.
AbstractReviewed here are developments in low background proportional counters and chambers used for low-level internal gas counting of 14C. I have studied the influence of counter geometry and the nature of the gas filling on counter characteristics and describe in detail operational characteristics of multi-element proportional chambers. I also discuss detector developments for ultra-low-level gas counting based on a time projection chamber. My bservations show that proportional and drift chambers, together with multichannel electronics operating on-line with a computer, open new possibilities in ultra-low-level gas counting.