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Title: Chemical enhancement of surface deposition

Abstract

A method and apparatus 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.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Lexington, MA
  2. Sudbury, MA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
BECHTEL NATIONAL INC
OSTI Identifier:
871071
Patent Number(s):
5652013
Application Number:
08/323,818
Assignee:
Thermo Power Corporation (Waltham, MA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01T - MEASUREMENT OF NUCLEAR OR X-RADIATION
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-91OR21949
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
chemical; enhancement; surface; deposition; method; apparatus; increasing; adsorption; uranium; detecting; radionuclide; detector; step; exposing; complexing; agent; phosphate; solution; affinity; dissolved; species; deposited; provides; example; enhanced; sensitivity; enhanced sensitivity; complexing agent; surface deposition; surface deposit; /427/

Citation Formats

Patch, Keith D, and Morgan, Dean T. Chemical enhancement of surface deposition. United States: N. p., 1997. Web.
Patch, Keith D, & Morgan, Dean T. Chemical enhancement of surface deposition. United States.
Patch, Keith D, and Morgan, Dean T. Tue . "Chemical enhancement of surface deposition". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/871071.
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abstractNote = {A method and apparatus 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.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1997},
month = {7}
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