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Title: Gamma radiation stand-off detection, tamper detection, and authentication via resonant meta-material structures

Abstract

Resonant meta-material structures are defined by metallic, dielectric or other materials that form nanoshells or nanomeshes that can be situated proximate to ionizing-radiation-sensitive layers so as to provide ionizing-radiation-dose-dependent optical properties. Such meta-material structures can also define aligned or periodic, semi-random, or other arrangements of nanostructures that are coupled to or include stressed layers. Detection of optical radiation from such structures is used to determine gamma radiation dose or to detect a disturbance of the nanostructure indicating tampering.

Inventors:
;
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1576378
Patent Number(s):
10393885
Application Number:
15/134,276
Assignee:
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C23 - COATING METALLIC MATERIAL C23C - COATING METALLIC MATERIAL
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01T - MEASUREMENT OF NUCLEAR OR X-RADIATION
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2016 Apr 20
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Citation Formats

Alvine, Kyle J., and Bernacki, Bruce E. Gamma radiation stand-off detection, tamper detection, and authentication via resonant meta-material structures. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Alvine, Kyle J., & Bernacki, Bruce E. Gamma radiation stand-off detection, tamper detection, and authentication via resonant meta-material structures. United States.
Alvine, Kyle J., and Bernacki, Bruce E. Tue . "Gamma radiation stand-off detection, tamper detection, and authentication via resonant meta-material structures". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1576378.
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