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Title: Radiation detector

Abstract

Alpha particle detecting devices are disclosed that have a chamber that can hold a fluid in a tensioned metastable state. The chamber is tuned with a suitable fluid and tension such that alpha emitting materials such as radon and one or more of its decay products can be detected. The devices can be portable and can be placed in areas, such as rooms in dwellings or laboratories and used to measure radon in these areas, in situ and in real time. The disclosed detectors can detect radon at and below 4 pCi/L in air; also, at and below 4,000 pCi/L or 300 pCi/L in water.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Purdue Research Foundation, West LaFayette, IN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1366494
Patent Number(s):
9,689,995
Application Number:
14/419,808
Assignee:
Purdue Research Foundation CHO
DOE Contract Number:  
FG07-07ID14890
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 Aug 05
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Citation Formats

Taleyarkhan, Rusi P. Radiation detector. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Taleyarkhan, Rusi P. Radiation detector. United States.
Taleyarkhan, Rusi P. Tue . "Radiation detector". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1366494.
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abstractNote = {Alpha particle detecting devices are disclosed that have a chamber that can hold a fluid in a tensioned metastable state. The chamber is tuned with a suitable fluid and tension such that alpha emitting materials such as radon and one or more of its decay products can be detected. The devices can be portable and can be placed in areas, such as rooms in dwellings or laboratories and used to measure radon in these areas, in situ and in real time. The disclosed detectors can detect radon at and below 4 pCi/L in air; also, at and below 4,000 pCi/L or 300 pCi/L in water.},
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year = {Tue Jun 27 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
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