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Title: Relating to ion detection

Abstract

The apparatus and method provide a technique for improving detection of alpha and/or beta emitting sources on items or in locations using indirect means. The emission forms generate ions in a medium surrounding the item or location and the medium is then moved to a detecting location where the ions are discharged to give a measure of the emission levels. To increase the level of ions generated and render the system particularly applicable for narrow pipes and other forms of conduits, the medium pressure is increased above atmospheric pressure. STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [2]
  1. Calderbridge, GB
  2. Los Alamos, NM
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
874149
Patent Number(s):
6326626
Assignee:
British Nuclear Fuels PLC (Cheshire, GB)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01J - ELECTRIC DISCHARGE TUBES OR DISCHARGE LAMPS
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01T - MEASUREMENT OF NUCLEAR OR X-RADIATION
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
relating; detection; apparatus; method; provide; technique; improving; alpha; andor; beta; emitting; sources; items; locations; indirect; means; emission; forms; generate; medium; surrounding; item; location; moved; detecting; discharged; measure; levels; increase; level; generated; render; applicable; narrow; pipes; conduits; pressure; increased; atmospheric; statement; regarding; federally; sponsored; atmospheric pressure; particularly applicable; /250/

Citation Formats

Orr, Christopher Henry, Luff, Craig Janson, Dockray, Thomas, and Macarthur, Duncan Whittemore. Relating to ion detection. United States: N. p., 2001. Web.
Orr, Christopher Henry, Luff, Craig Janson, Dockray, Thomas, & Macarthur, Duncan Whittemore. Relating to ion detection. United States.
Orr, Christopher Henry, Luff, Craig Janson, Dockray, Thomas, and Macarthur, Duncan Whittemore. Mon . "Relating to ion detection". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/874149.
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abstractNote = {The apparatus and method provide a technique for improving detection of alpha and/or beta emitting sources on items or in locations using indirect means. The emission forms generate ions in a medium surrounding the item or location and the medium is then moved to a detecting location where the ions are discharged to give a measure of the emission levels. To increase the level of ions generated and render the system particularly applicable for narrow pipes and other forms of conduits, the medium pressure is increased above atmospheric pressure. STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT},
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