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Title: Dynamic radioactive particle source

Abstract

A method and apparatus for providing a timed, synchronized dynamic alpha or beta particle source for testing the response of continuous air monitors (CAMs) for airborne alpha or beta emitters is provided. The method includes providing a radioactive source; placing the radioactive source inside the detection volume of a CAM; and introducing an alpha or beta-emitting isotope while the CAM is in a normal functioning mode.

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Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1054085
Patent Number(s):
8207490
Application Number:
12/433,503
Assignee:
Los Alamos National Security, LLC (Lol Alamos, NM)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01T - MEASUREMENT OF NUCLEAR OR X-RADIATION
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Citation Formats

Moore, Murray E, Gauss, Adam Benjamin, and Justus, Alan Lawrence. Dynamic radioactive particle source. United States: N. p., 2012. Web.
Moore, Murray E, Gauss, Adam Benjamin, & Justus, Alan Lawrence. Dynamic radioactive particle source. United States.
Moore, Murray E, Gauss, Adam Benjamin, and Justus, Alan Lawrence. Tue . "Dynamic radioactive particle source". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1054085.
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year = {2012},
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Radon and radon progeny measurements
journal, September 1991


A CAM Sampler for Collecting and Assessing Alpha-emitting Aerosol Particles
journal, January 1991


A Continuous Sampler With Background Suppression For Monitoring Alpha-emitting Aerosol Particles
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