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This object is on display in the Boeing Aviation Hangar at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.

Summary

Manufacturer: Naval Research Laboratory

Country of Origin: United States of America

Dimensions: 3-D: 10.2 x 2.5cm (4 x 1 in.)

Materials: Metal, glass, ceramic and lithium fluoride

BS-2 Geiger Counter shell with special window modified from a Bureau of Ships diagnostic x-ray detector system. This ultraviolet detector, which dates to the 1952-1953 era, represents one of the first attempts to adapt a large crystalline window, in this case lithium fluoride, to a metal shell. This artifact is part of a collection of high energy detectors from the Naval Research Laboratory (see Catalogue#s 19880001000-19880017000). It was transferred to NASM in 1987.

Transferred from the Naval Research Laboratory

Inventory number: A19880010000

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