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Title: Handheld isotope identification system

Abstract

A portable radiation detector using a high-purity germanium crystal as the sensing device. The crystal is fabricated such that it exhibits a length to width ratio greater than 1:1 and is oriented within the detector to receive radiation along the width of said crystal. The crystal is located within a container pressurized with ultra-pure nitrogen, and the container is located within a cryostat under vacuum.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4]
  1. Los Alamos, NM
  2. Alameda, CA
  3. Pleasant Hill, CA
  4. Livermore, CA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
902985
Patent Number(s):
7161150
Application Number:
11/052,176
Assignee:
Los Alamos National Security, LLC (Los Alamos, NM)
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:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Citation Formats

Frankle, Christen M, Becker, John A, Cork, Christopher P, and Madden, Norman W. Handheld isotope identification system. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
Frankle, Christen M, Becker, John A, Cork, Christopher P, & Madden, Norman W. Handheld isotope identification system. United States.
Frankle, Christen M, Becker, John A, Cork, Christopher P, and Madden, Norman W. Tue . "Handheld isotope identification system". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/902985.
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