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Ultra-high sensitivity radiation detection apparatus and method

United States Patent

5,952,655
September 14, 1999
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A method and apparatus are provided to concentrate and detect very low levels of radioactive noble gases from the atmosphere. More specifically the invention provides a method and apparatus to concentrate xenon, krypton and radon in an organic fluid and to detect these gases by the radioactive emissions.
Gross; Kenneth C. (Bolingbrook, IL), Valentine; John D. (Cincinnati, OH), Markum; Francis (Joliet, IL), Zawadzki; Mary (Rouses Point, NY), Dickerman; Charles (Downers Grove, IL)
The United States of America as represented by the United States (Washington, DC), University of Cincinnati (Cincinnati, OH)
08/ 904,587
August 1, 1997
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN OF THE INVENTION The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract Number W-31-109-ENG-38 between the U.S. Department of Energy and the University of Chicago representing Argonne National Laboratory