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Title: Detection of neutrinos

A flux detection apparatus can include a radioactive sample having a decay rate capable of changing in response to interaction with a first particle or a field, and a detector associated with the radioactive sample. The detector is responsive to a second particle or radiation formed by decay of the radioactive sample. The rate of decay of the radioactive sample can be correlated to flux of the first particle or the field. Detection of the first particle or the field can provide an early warning for an impending solar event.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1118263
Assignee:
Purdue Research Foundation (West Lafayette, IN) DOESC
Patent Number(s):
8,642,960
Application Number:
13/563,969
Contract Number:
AC02-76ERO142
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2012 Aug 01
Research Org:
Purdue Research Foundation, West Lafayette, IN, USA
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

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