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Title: Quantitative radioactivity monitor for assays of wildlife

Abstract

The present disclosure is directed to a detection assembly for detecting radiation emitted by radionuclides present within an animal. The detection assembly includes a housing having one or more walls defining a chamber. The detection assembly also includes a cover removably positioned over the top end of the housing, with the cover being configured for receipt of the animal. Furthermore, the detection assembly includes a radiation sensor positioned within the chamber. The radiation sensor is configured to detect the radiation emitted by the radionuclides present within the animal. Additionally, the detection assembly includes a shield positioned around a first portion of the radiation sensor, with the shield being configured to at least partially shield the radiation sensor from environmental radiation. A second portion of the radiation sensor is unshielded to permit the radiation sensor to receive radiation emitted by the radionuclides present within the animal.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Savannah River National Laboratory (formerly SRTC) (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1496609
Patent Number(s):
10,145,965
Application Number:
15/813,352
Assignee:
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC (Aiken, SC) SRNL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC09-085R22470
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2017 Nov 15
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Citation Formats

DiPrete, David P., Whiteside, Tad S., Pak, Donald J., Aucott, Timothy J., Brand, Alexander D., Eddy, Teresa P., and Vangelas, Karen M. Quantitative radioactivity monitor for assays of wildlife. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
DiPrete, David P., Whiteside, Tad S., Pak, Donald J., Aucott, Timothy J., Brand, Alexander D., Eddy, Teresa P., & Vangelas, Karen M. Quantitative radioactivity monitor for assays of wildlife. United States.
DiPrete, David P., Whiteside, Tad S., Pak, Donald J., Aucott, Timothy J., Brand, Alexander D., Eddy, Teresa P., and Vangelas, Karen M. Tue . "Quantitative radioactivity monitor for assays of wildlife". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1496609.
@article{osti_1496609,
title = {Quantitative radioactivity monitor for assays of wildlife},
author = {DiPrete, David P. and Whiteside, Tad S. and Pak, Donald J. and Aucott, Timothy J. and Brand, Alexander D. and Eddy, Teresa P. and Vangelas, Karen M.},
abstractNote = {The present disclosure is directed to a detection assembly for detecting radiation emitted by radionuclides present within an animal. The detection assembly includes a housing having one or more walls defining a chamber. The detection assembly also includes a cover removably positioned over the top end of the housing, with the cover being configured for receipt of the animal. Furthermore, the detection assembly includes a radiation sensor positioned within the chamber. The radiation sensor is configured to detect the radiation emitted by the radionuclides present within the animal. Additionally, the detection assembly includes a shield positioned around a first portion of the radiation sensor, with the shield being configured to at least partially shield the radiation sensor from environmental radiation. A second portion of the radiation sensor is unshielded to permit the radiation sensor to receive radiation emitted by the radionuclides present within the animal.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {12}
}

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