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Title: Method for increased sensitivity of radiation detection and measurement

Abstract

Dose of radiation to which a body of crystalline material has been exposed is measured by exposing the body to optical radiation at a first wavelength, which is greater than about 540 nm, and measuring optical energy emitted from the body by luminescence at a second wavelength, which is longer than the first wavelength. Reduced background is accomplished by more thorough annealing and enhanced radiation induced luminescence is obtained by treating the crystalline material to coalesce primary damage centers into secondary damage centers.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Richland, WA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE
OSTI Identifier:
869551
Patent Number(s):
5354997
Assignee:
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA) PNNL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; increased; sensitivity; radiation; detection; measurement; dose; crystalline; material; exposed; measured; exposing; optical; wavelength; 540; nm; measuring; energy; emitted; luminescence; reduced; background; accomplished; thorough; annealing; enhanced; induced; obtained; treating; coalesce; primary; damage; centers; secondary; measuring optical; increased sensitivity; radiation induced; crystalline material; optical energy; radiation detection; optical radiation; reduced background; enhanced radiation; energy emitted; /250/

Citation Formats

Miller, Steven D. Method for increased sensitivity of radiation detection and measurement. United States: N. p., 1994. Web.
Miller, Steven D. Method for increased sensitivity of radiation detection and measurement. United States.
Miller, Steven D. Sat . "Method for increased sensitivity of radiation detection and measurement". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/869551.
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author = {Miller, Steven D.},
abstractNote = {Dose of radiation to which a body of crystalline material has been exposed is measured by exposing the body to optical radiation at a first wavelength, which is greater than about 540 nm, and measuring optical energy emitted from the body by luminescence at a second wavelength, which is longer than the first wavelength. Reduced background is accomplished by more thorough annealing and enhanced radiation induced luminescence is obtained by treating the crystalline material to coalesce primary damage centers into secondary damage centers.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1994},
month = {1}
}

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