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Title: X-ray targeted bond or compound destruction

Abstract

This document provides methods, systems, and devices for inducing a decomposition reaction by directing x-rays towards a location including a particular compound. The x-rays can have an irradiation energy that corresponds to a bond distance of a bond in the particular compound in order to break that bond and induce a decomposition of that particular compound. In some cases, the particular compound is a hazardous substance or part of a hazardous substance. In some cases, the particular compound is delivered to a desired location in an organism and x-rays induce a decomposition reaction that creates a therapeutic substance (e.g., a toxin that kills cancer cells) in the location of the organism. In some cases, the particular compound decomposes to produce a reactant in a reactor apparatus (e.g., fuel cell or semiconductor fabricator).

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE NEVADA SYSTEM OF HIGHER EDUCATION ON BEHALF OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, LAS VEGAS, Las Vegas, NV (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1330677
Patent Number(s):
9,480,856
Application Number:
14/595,431
Assignee:
THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE NEVADA SYSTEM OF HIGHER EDUCATION ON BEHALF OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, LAS VEGAS
DOE Contract Number:  
NA0000979; FC08-01NV14049
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2015 Jan 13
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; 59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES; 60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES

Citation Formats

Pravica, Sr., Michael G. X-ray targeted bond or compound destruction. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Pravica, Sr., Michael G. X-ray targeted bond or compound destruction. United States.
Pravica, Sr., Michael G. Tue . "X-ray targeted bond or compound destruction". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1330677.
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