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Title: Monitoring

Abstract

The invention provides apparatus and methods which facilitate movement of an instrument relative to an item or location being monitored and/or the item or location relative to the instrument, whilst successfully excluding extraneous ions from the detection location. Thus, ions generated by emissions from the item or location can successfully be monitored during movement. The technique employs sealing to exclude such ions, for instance, through an electro-field which attracts and discharges the ions prior to their entering the detecting location and/or using a magnetic field configured to repel the ions away from the detecting location.

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:
879822
Patent Number(s):
6822238
Application Number:
10/223999
Assignee:
British Nuclear Fuels PLC (Risely, 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

Citation Formats

Orr, Christopher Henry, Luff, Craig Janson, Dockray, Thomas, and Macarthur, Duncan Whittemore. Monitoring. United States: N. p., 2004. Web.
Orr, Christopher Henry, Luff, Craig Janson, Dockray, Thomas, & Macarthur, Duncan Whittemore. Monitoring. United States.
Orr, Christopher Henry, Luff, Craig Janson, Dockray, Thomas, and Macarthur, Duncan Whittemore. Tue . "Monitoring". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/879822.
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abstractNote = {The invention provides apparatus and methods which facilitate movement of an instrument relative to an item or location being monitored and/or the item or location relative to the instrument, whilst successfully excluding extraneous ions from the detection location. Thus, ions generated by emissions from the item or location can successfully be monitored during movement. The technique employs sealing to exclude such ions, for instance, through an electro-field which attracts and discharges the ions prior to their entering the detecting location and/or using a magnetic field configured to repel the ions away from the detecting location.},
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