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Title: Chemical enhancement of surface deposition

Abstract

A method and apparatus are disclosed for increasing the deposition of ions onto a surface, such as the adsorption of uranium ions on the detecting surface of a radionuclide detector. The method includes the step of exposing the surface to a complexing agent, such as a phosphate ion solution, which has an affinity for the dissolved species to be deposited on the surface. This provides, for example, enhanced sensitivity of the radionuclide detector. 16 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
516938
Patent Number(s):
5,652,013
Application Number:
PAN: 8-323,818; TRN: 97:014588
Assignee:
Thermo Power Corp., Waltham, MA (United States) PTO; SCA: 440101; PA: EDB-97:120056; SN: 97001831597
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 29 Jul 1997
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
44 INSTRUMENTATION, INCLUDING NUCLEAR AND PARTICLE DETECTORS; RADIATION DETECTORS; DESIGN; RADIOISOTOPES; SENSITIVITY; SORPTIVE PROPERTIES; CHELATING AGENTS

Citation Formats

Patch, K.D., and Morgan, D.T. Chemical enhancement of surface deposition. United States: N. p., 1997. Web.
Patch, K.D., & Morgan, D.T. Chemical enhancement of surface deposition. United States.
Patch, K.D., and Morgan, D.T. Tue . "Chemical enhancement of surface deposition". United States.
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abstractNote = {A method and apparatus are disclosed for increasing the deposition of ions onto a surface, such as the adsorption of uranium ions on the detecting surface of a radionuclide detector. The method includes the step of exposing the surface to a complexing agent, such as a phosphate ion solution, which has an affinity for the dissolved species to be deposited on the surface. This provides, for example, enhanced sensitivity of the radionuclide detector. 16 figs.},
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year = {1997},
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