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Title: Ultra-high sensitivity radiation detection apparatus and method

Abstract

A method and apparatus are provided to concentrate and detect very low levels of radioactive noble gases from the atmosphere. More specifically the invention provides a method and apparatus to concentrate xenon, krypton and radon in an organic fluid and to detect these gases by the radioactive emissions.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [5]
  1. (Bolingbrook, IL)
  2. (Cincinnati, OH)
  3. (Joliet, IL)
  4. (Rouses Point, NY)
  5. (Downers Grove, IL)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Argonne, IL
OSTI Identifier:
872516
Patent Number(s):
5952655
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC); University of Cincinnati (Cincinnati, OH) ANL
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
ultra-high; sensitivity; radiation; detection; apparatus; method; provided; concentrate; detect; levels; radioactive; noble; gases; atmosphere; specifically; provides; xenon; krypton; radon; organic; fluid; emissions; noble gases; detection apparatus; radiation detection; noble gas; /250/

Citation Formats

Gross, Kenneth C., Valentine, John D., Markum, Francis, Zawadzki, Mary, and Dickerman, Charles. Ultra-high sensitivity radiation detection apparatus and method. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Gross, Kenneth C., Valentine, John D., Markum, Francis, Zawadzki, Mary, & Dickerman, Charles. Ultra-high sensitivity radiation detection apparatus and method. United States.
Gross, Kenneth C., Valentine, John D., Markum, Francis, Zawadzki, Mary, and Dickerman, Charles. Fri . "Ultra-high sensitivity radiation detection apparatus and method". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/872516.
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abstractNote = {A method and apparatus are provided to concentrate and detect very low levels of radioactive noble gases from the atmosphere. More specifically the invention provides a method and apparatus to concentrate xenon, krypton and radon in an organic fluid and to detect these gases by the radioactive emissions.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {1}
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