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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:
1252425
Assignee:
Purdue Research Foundation (West Lafayette, IN) ANL
Patent Number(s):
9,335,420
Application Number:
14/152,623
Contract Number:
AC02-76ER01428
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 Jan 10
Research Org:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; 79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS

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Perturbation of nuclear decay rates during the solar flare of 2006 December 13
journal, July 2009

Evidence of correlations between nuclear decay rates and Earth–Sun distance
journal, August 2009

Evidence against correlations between nuclear decay rates and Earth–Sun distance
journal, March 2009

Oscillations in radioactive exponential decay
journal, May 2009

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