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Title: Radiation detectors employing contemporaneous detection and decontamination

Abstract

Radiation detectors and methods of using the radiation detectors that provide a route for surface decontamination during use are described. The detectors utilize light illumination of an internal surface during use. Light is in the longer UV to near-infrared spectra and desorbs contamination from internal surfaces of radiation detectors. The methods can be carried out while the detectors are in operation, preventing the appearance of the negative effects of radioactive and non-radioactive contamination during a detection regime and following a detection regime.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Savannah River Site (SRS), Aiken, SC (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1735321
Patent Number(s):
10790070
Application Number:
16/125,954
Assignee:
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC (Aiken, SC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01T - MEASUREMENT OF NUCLEAR OR X-RADIATION
G - PHYSICS G21 - NUCLEAR PHYSICS G21F - PROTECTION AGAINST X-RADIATION, GAMMA RADIATION, CORPUSCULAR RADIATION OR PARTICLE BOMBARDMENT
DOE Contract Number:  
AC09-08SR22470
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 09/10/2018
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Larsen, III, George K., and Hunyadi Murph, Simona E.. Radiation detectors employing contemporaneous detection and decontamination. United States: N. p., 2020. Web.
Larsen, III, George K., & Hunyadi Murph, Simona E.. Radiation detectors employing contemporaneous detection and decontamination. United States.
Larsen, III, George K., and Hunyadi Murph, Simona E.. Tue . "Radiation detectors employing contemporaneous detection and decontamination". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1735321.
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abstractNote = {Radiation detectors and methods of using the radiation detectors that provide a route for surface decontamination during use are described. The detectors utilize light illumination of an internal surface during use. Light is in the longer UV to near-infrared spectra and desorbs contamination from internal surfaces of radiation detectors. The methods can be carried out while the detectors are in operation, preventing the appearance of the negative effects of radioactive and non-radioactive contamination during a detection regime and following a detection regime.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2020},
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