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Title: Puncture detecting barrier materials

Abstract

A method and apparatus for continuous real-time monitoring of the integrity of protective barrier materials, particularly protective barriers against toxic, radioactive and biologically hazardous materials has been developed. Conductivity, resistivity or capacitance between conductive layers in the multilayer protective materials is measured by using leads connected to electrically conductive layers in the protective barrier material. The measured conductivity, resistivity or capacitance significantly changes upon a physical breach of the protective barrier material. 4 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of California (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
597108
Patent Number(s):
5734323
Application Number:
PAN: 8-653,959; TRN: 98:004639
Assignee:
Univ. of California, Oakland, CA (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 31 Mar 1998
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 05 NUCLEAR FUELS; CONTAINMENT SYSTEMS; LEAK TESTING; LEAK DETECTORS; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS; HAZARDOUS MATERIALS; ELECTRIC CONDUCTIVITY; CAPACITANCE; RADIOACTIVE WASTE FACILITIES; SANITARY LANDFILLS

Citation Formats

Hermes, R E, Ramsey, D R, Stampfer, J F, and Macdonald, J M. Puncture detecting barrier materials. United States: N. p., 1998. Web.
Hermes, R E, Ramsey, D R, Stampfer, J F, & Macdonald, J M. Puncture detecting barrier materials. United States.
Hermes, R E, Ramsey, D R, Stampfer, J F, and Macdonald, J M. Tue . "Puncture detecting barrier materials". United States.
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