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Title: Environmental radiation detection via thermoluminescence

Abstract

The method and apparatus of the present invention relate to cryogenically cooling a thermoluminescent material, exposing it to a low level of radiation (less than about 1 R) while it is at the cooled temperature, warming the thermoluminescent material to room temperature'' and counting the photons emitted during heating. Sufficient sensitivity is achieved without exposing the thermoluminescent material to ultraviolet light thereby simplifying the measurements.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6289347
Patent Number(s):
5196704 A
Application Number:
PPN: US 7-766685
Assignee:
Battelle Memorial Inst., Richland, WA (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 27 Sep 1991
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; THERMOLUMINESCENT DOSEMETERS; DESIGN; COOLING; CRYOGENICS; PHOTONS; RADIATION DOSES; SENSITIVITY; TEMPERATURE DEPENDENCE; THERMOLUMINESCENCE; ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION; BOSONS; DOSEMETERS; DOSES; ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION; ELEMENTARY PARTICLES; LUMINESCENCE; LUMINESCENT DOSEMETERS; MASSLESS PARTICLES; MEASURING INSTRUMENTS; RADIATIONS; 440102* - Radiation Instrumentation- Radiation Dosemeters

Citation Formats

Miller, S D. Environmental radiation detection via thermoluminescence. United States: N. p., 1993. Web.
Miller, S D. Environmental radiation detection via thermoluminescence. United States.
Miller, S D. Tue . "Environmental radiation detection via thermoluminescence". United States.
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