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Title: Relating to monitoring ion sources

Abstract

The apparatus and method provide techniques for monitoring the position on alpha contamination in or on items or locations. The technique is particularly applicable to pipes, conduits and other locations to which access is difficult. The technique uses indirect monitoring of alpha emissions by detecting ions generated by the alpha emissions. The medium containing the ions is moved in a controlled manner frog in proximity with the item or location to the detecting unit and the signals achieved over time are used to generate alpha source position information.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [2];  [2]
  1. Calderbridge, GB
  2. Los Alamos, NM
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
874327
Patent Number(s):
6365901
Assignee:
British Nuclear Fuels PLC (Cheshire, GB); The Regents of the University of California, The (Oakland, CA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
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; monitoring; sources; apparatus; method; provide; techniques; position; alpha; contamination; items; locations; technique; applicable; pipes; conduits; access; difficult; indirect; emissions; detecting; generated; medium; containing; moved; controlled; manner; frog; proximity; item; location; unit; signals; achieved; time; generate; source; information; particularly applicable; /250/

Citation Formats

Orr, Christopher Henry, Luff, Craig Janson, Dockray, Thomas, Macarthur, Duncan Whittemore, and Bounds, John Alan. Relating to monitoring ion sources. United States: N. p., 2002. Web.
Orr, Christopher Henry, Luff, Craig Janson, Dockray, Thomas, Macarthur, Duncan Whittemore, & Bounds, John Alan. Relating to monitoring ion sources. United States.
Orr, Christopher Henry, Luff, Craig Janson, Dockray, Thomas, Macarthur, Duncan Whittemore, and Bounds, John Alan. Tue . "Relating to monitoring ion sources". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/874327.
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abstractNote = {The apparatus and method provide techniques for monitoring the position on alpha contamination in or on items or locations. The technique is particularly applicable to pipes, conduits and other locations to which access is difficult. The technique uses indirect monitoring of alpha emissions by detecting ions generated by the alpha emissions. The medium containing the ions is moved in a controlled manner frog in proximity with the item or location to the detecting unit and the signals achieved over time are used to generate alpha source position information.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2002},
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