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Title: Ionizing-radiation beamline monitoring system

Abstract

Embodiments are directed generally to an ionizing-radiation beamline monitoring system that includes a vacuum chamber structure with vacuum compatible flanges through which an incident ionizing-radiation beam enters the monitoring system. Embodiments further include at least one scintillator within the vacuum chamber structure that can be at least partially translated in the ionizing-radiation beam while oriented at an angle greater than 10 degrees to a normal of the incident ionizing-radiation beam, a machine vision camera coupled to a light-tight structure at atmospheric/ambient pressure that is attached to the vacuum chamber structure by a flange attached to a vacuum-tight viewport window with the camera and lens optical axis oriented at an angle of less than 80 degrees with respect to a normal of the scintillator, and at least one ultraviolet (“UV”) illumination source facing the scintillator in the ionizing-radiation beam for monitoring a scintillator stability comprising scintillator radiation damage.

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Research Org.:
GOVERNMENT LICENSE RIGHTS The invention was made in part with government support under one SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) Grant (Number: 5R44CA183437) awarded to Integrated Sensors, LLC by the National Institutes of Health (National Cancer Institute), and two SBIR Assistance Agreements (Award Nos. DE-SC0013292 and DE-SC0019597) awarded to Integrated Sensors, LLC by the U.S. Department of Energy (Office of Science). The government has certain rights in the invention.
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC); Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)
OSTI Identifier:
1859985
Patent Number(s):
11154728
Application Number:
17/332,047
Assignee:
Integrated Sensors, LLC (Ottawa Hills, OH)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
A - HUMAN NECESSITIES A61 - MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE A61N - ELECTROTHERAPY
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01T - MEASUREMENT OF NUCLEAR OR X-RADIATION
DOE Contract Number:  
5R44CA183437; SC0013292; SC0019597
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 05/27/2021
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Friedman, Peter S. Ionizing-radiation beamline monitoring system. United States: N. p., 2021. Web.
Friedman, Peter S. Ionizing-radiation beamline monitoring system. United States.
Friedman, Peter S. Tue . "Ionizing-radiation beamline monitoring system". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1859985.
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