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GAMMA RAY SPECTROSCOPY MONITORING METHOD AND APPARATUS

United States Patent Application

*** PATENT GRANTED ***
20140131584
9,651,680
A1
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The present invention relates generally to the field of gamma ray spectroscopy monitoring and a system for accomplishing same to monitor one or more aspects of various isotope production processes. In one embodiment, the present invention relates to a monitoring system, and method of utilizing same, for monitoring one or more aspects of an isotope production process where the monitoring system comprises: (A) at least one sample cell; (B) at least one measuring port; (C) at least one adjustable collimator device; (D) at least one shutter; and (E) at least one high resolution gamma ray spectrometer.
Stagg, William R. (Southern Pines, NC), Policke, Timothy A. (Forest, VA)
13/ 774,439
February 22, 2013
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERAL RIGHTS [0002] This invention was made with government support under U.S. Department of Energy Contract No. DE-FC52-09NA29596 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.