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Title: Environmental radiation detection via thermoluminescence

Abstract

The method and apparatus of the present invention relate to cryogenically cooling a thermoluminescent material, exposing it to a low level of radiation (less than about 1 R) while it is at the cooled temperature, warming the thermoluminescent material to "room temperature", and counting the photons emitted during heating. Sufficient sensitivity is achieved without exposing the thermoluminescent material to ultraviolet light thereby simplifying the measurements.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Richland, WA
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, OH (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
868706
Patent Number(s):
US 5196704
Assignee:
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
environmental; radiation; detection; via; thermoluminescence; method; apparatus; relate; cryogenically; cooling; thermoluminescent; material; exposing; level; cooled; temperature; warming; counting; photons; emitted; heating; sufficient; sensitivity; achieved; ultraviolet; light; simplifying; measurements; luminescent material; thermoluminescent material; ultraviolet light; radiation detection; photons emitted; violet light; /250/

Citation Formats

Miller, Steven D. Environmental radiation detection via thermoluminescence. United States: N. p., 1993. Web.
Miller, Steven D. Environmental radiation detection via thermoluminescence. United States.
Miller, Steven D. Fri . "Environmental radiation detection via thermoluminescence". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/868706.
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year = {1993},
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