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Title: Hand-held, mechanically cooled, radiation detection system for gamma-ray spectroscopy

Abstract

In one embodiment, a radiation detection system is provided including a radiation detector and a first enclosure encapsulating the radiation detector, the first enclosure including a low-emissivity infra-red (IR) reflective coating used to thermally isolate the radiation detector. Additionally, a second enclosure encapsulating the first enclosure is included, the first enclosure being suspension mounted to the second enclosure. Further, a cooler capable of cooling the radiation detector is included. Still yet, a first cooling interface positioned on the second enclosure is included for coupling the cooler and the first enclosure. Furthermore, a second cooling interface positioned on the second enclosure and capable of coupling the first enclosure to a cooler separate from the radiation detection system is included. Other embodiments are also presented.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1176343
Patent Number(s):
7,732,781
Application Number:
12/105,503
Assignee:
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA) LLNL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-07NA27344
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 38 RADIATION CHEMISTRY, RADIOCHEMISTRY, AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY

Citation Formats

Burks, Morgan Thomas, and Eckels, Joel Del. Hand-held, mechanically cooled, radiation detection system for gamma-ray spectroscopy. United States: N. p., 2010. Web.
Burks, Morgan Thomas, & Eckels, Joel Del. Hand-held, mechanically cooled, radiation detection system for gamma-ray spectroscopy. United States.
Burks, Morgan Thomas, and Eckels, Joel Del. Tue . "Hand-held, mechanically cooled, radiation detection system for gamma-ray spectroscopy". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1176343.
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abstractNote = {In one embodiment, a radiation detection system is provided including a radiation detector and a first enclosure encapsulating the radiation detector, the first enclosure including a low-emissivity infra-red (IR) reflective coating used to thermally isolate the radiation detector. Additionally, a second enclosure encapsulating the first enclosure is included, the first enclosure being suspension mounted to the second enclosure. Further, a cooler capable of cooling the radiation detector is included. Still yet, a first cooling interface positioned on the second enclosure is included for coupling the cooler and the first enclosure. Furthermore, a second cooling interface positioned on the second enclosure and capable of coupling the first enclosure to a cooler separate from the radiation detection system is included. Other embodiments are also presented.},
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year = {Tue Jun 08 00:00:00 EDT 2010},
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