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Ionization chambers are less than perfect for monitoring tritium in process plant gas: their sensitivity varies with carrier gas composition,pressure and often with flow rate. They may saturate at high tritium concentration, and have a "memory" caused by retained tritium. Furthermore, even if the sensitive volume is small enough to allow a fast response, the flow pattern through the chamber is often far from plug flow. The new scintillating fibres monitor improves on all these aspects.

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Authors: PACENTI P, JRC-Ispra (IT) Polytechnic of Milan (IT);EDWARDS R A H, JRC-Ispra (IT) Polytechnic of Milan (IT);DE MONTE A, ;CAMPI F,
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 20th SOFT Marseile (F) September 7-11 1998
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