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Title: Nuclear radiation-warning detector that measures impedance

Abstract

This invention is a nuclear radiation-warning detector that measures impedance of silver-silver halide on an interdigitated electrode to detect light or radiation comprised of alpha particles, beta particles, gamma rays, X rays, and/or neutrons. The detector is comprised of an interdigitated electrode covered by a layer of silver halide. After exposure to alpha particles, beta particles, X rays, gamma rays, neutron radiation, or light, the silver halide is reduced to silver in the presence of a reducing solution. The change from the high electrical resistance (impedance) of silver halide to the low resistance of silver provides the radiation warning that detected radiation levels exceed a predetermined radiation dose threshold.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
SNL (Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA (United States))
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1084351
Patent Number(s):
8,456,313
Application Number:
12/655,173
Assignee:
SNL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Citation Formats

Savignac, Noel Felix, Gomez, Leo S, Yelton, William Graham, Robinson, Alex, and Limmer, Steven. Nuclear radiation-warning detector that measures impedance. United States: N. p., 2013. Web.
Savignac, Noel Felix, Gomez, Leo S, Yelton, William Graham, Robinson, Alex, & Limmer, Steven. Nuclear radiation-warning detector that measures impedance. United States.
Savignac, Noel Felix, Gomez, Leo S, Yelton, William Graham, Robinson, Alex, and Limmer, Steven. Tue . "Nuclear radiation-warning detector that measures impedance". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1084351.
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abstractNote = {This invention is a nuclear radiation-warning detector that measures impedance of silver-silver halide on an interdigitated electrode to detect light or radiation comprised of alpha particles, beta particles, gamma rays, X rays, and/or neutrons. The detector is comprised of an interdigitated electrode covered by a layer of silver halide. After exposure to alpha particles, beta particles, X rays, gamma rays, neutron radiation, or light, the silver halide is reduced to silver in the presence of a reducing solution. The change from the high electrical resistance (impedance) of silver halide to the low resistance of silver provides the radiation warning that detected radiation levels exceed a predetermined radiation dose threshold.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Jun 04 00:00:00 EDT 2013},
month = {Tue Jun 04 00:00:00 EDT 2013}
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