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Title: Systems and methods for assaying a radioactive gas, and related scintillation cells

Abstract

A radioactive gas assay system comprises a scintillation cell production assembly, a detector assembly, a computer assembly, and a scintillation cell destruction assembly. The scintillation cell production assembly is configured to produce a scintillation cell comprising a glass scintillator shell containing a volume of radioactive gas. The detector assembly is configured to receive the scintillation cell and to detect photons emitted thereby. The computer assembly is configured to receive data from the detector assembly to automatically calculate an absolute activity of the volume of radioactive gas of the scintillation cell and radiation detection efficiencies of the detector assembly. The scintillation cell destruction assembly is configured to receive the scintillation cell and to rupture the substantially non-porous glass scintillator shell to release the volume of radioactive gas. A method of assaying a radioactive gas, and a scintillation cell are also described.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1568273
Patent Number(s):
10,274,609
Application Number:
15/590,359
Assignee:
Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (Idaho Falls, ID); Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 05/09/2017
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Robinson, Troy A., Finck, Martha R., Cooper, Matthew W., Hayes, James C., and Reber, Edward L. Systems and methods for assaying a radioactive gas, and related scintillation cells. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Robinson, Troy A., Finck, Martha R., Cooper, Matthew W., Hayes, James C., & Reber, Edward L. Systems and methods for assaying a radioactive gas, and related scintillation cells. United States.
Robinson, Troy A., Finck, Martha R., Cooper, Matthew W., Hayes, James C., and Reber, Edward L. Tue . "Systems and methods for assaying a radioactive gas, and related scintillation cells". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1568273.
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title = {Systems and methods for assaying a radioactive gas, and related scintillation cells},
author = {Robinson, Troy A. and Finck, Martha R. and Cooper, Matthew W. and Hayes, James C. and Reber, Edward L.},
abstractNote = {A radioactive gas assay system comprises a scintillation cell production assembly, a detector assembly, a computer assembly, and a scintillation cell destruction assembly. The scintillation cell production assembly is configured to produce a scintillation cell comprising a glass scintillator shell containing a volume of radioactive gas. The detector assembly is configured to receive the scintillation cell and to detect photons emitted thereby. The computer assembly is configured to receive data from the detector assembly to automatically calculate an absolute activity of the volume of radioactive gas of the scintillation cell and radiation detection efficiencies of the detector assembly. The scintillation cell destruction assembly is configured to receive the scintillation cell and to rupture the substantially non-porous glass scintillator shell to release the volume of radioactive gas. A method of assaying a radioactive gas, and a scintillation cell are also described.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {4}
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