Evaluation of A Humidity Sensor for Use in An Environment Exposed to Radiation

    Volume 35, Issue 5 (September 2007)

    ISSN: 0090-3973

    CODEN: JTEOAD

    Published Online: 30 April 2007

    Page Count: 8


    Brenner, Richard
    Associate Professor and Research Engineer, Uppsala University, Department of Nuclear and Particle Physics, Uppsala,

    Bingefors, Nils
    Associate Professor and Research Engineer, Uppsala University, Department of Nuclear and Particle Physics, Uppsala,

    Mohn, Bjarte
    University of Bergen, Department of Physics and Technology, Bergen, Allegaten 55

    (Received 18 January 2006; accepted 15 February 2007)

    Abstract

    Humidity sensors tolerant to ionizing radiation are used in high-energy physics experiments where radiation doses are large and the sensors are inaccessible for replacement due to the highly activated environment. Other fields that have to meet the same demands are nuclear industry and space technology. In this paper cellulose crystallite humidity sensors that have been qualified by the manufacturer for use in radiation environments have been characterized and calibrated with the purpose of evaluating their suitability for use in the CERN ATLAS experiment for high-energy physics research. The impact of protons on the sensor was studied up to a fluence of 2∙1014 p/cm2.


    Paper ID: JTE100272

    DOI: 10.1520/JTE100272

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    Title Evaluation of A Humidity Sensor for Use in An Environment Exposed to Radiation
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    Committee F01