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Radionuclide detection devices and associated methods

United States Patent

March 8, 2011
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Radionuclide detection devices comprise a fluid cell comprising a flow channel for a fluid stream. A radionuclide collector is positioned within the flow channel and configured to concentrate one or more radionuclides from the fluid stream onto at least a portion of the radionuclide collector. A scintillator for generating scintillation pulses responsive to an occurrence of a decay event is positioned proximate at least a portion of the radionuclide collector and adjacent to a detection system for detecting the scintillation pulses. Methods of selectively detecting a radionuclide are also provided.
Mann; Nicholas R. (Rigby, ID), Lister; Tedd E. (Idaho Falls, ID), Tranter; Troy J. (Idaho Falls, ID)
Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (Idaho Falls, ID)
12/ 268,559
November 11, 2008
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-AC07-05-ID14517, awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.