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Radioisotope Detection Device and Methods of Radioisotope Collection

United States Patent

7,923,692
April 12, 2011
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A device for collection of radionuclides includes a mixture of a polymer, a fluorescent organic scintillator and a chemical extractant. A radionuclide detector system includes a collection device comprising a mixture of a polymer, a fluorescent agent and a selective ligand. The system includes at least one photomultiplier tube (PMT). A method of detecting radionuclides includes providing a collector device comprising a mixture comprising a polymer, a fluorescent organic scintillator and a chemical extractant. An aqueous environment is exposed to the device and radionuclides are collected from the environment. Radionuclides can be concentrated within the device.
Tranter; Troy J. (Idaho Falls, ID), Oertel; Christopher P. (Idaho Falls, ID), Giles; John R. (Pocatello, ID), Mann; Nicholas R. (Rigby, ID), McIlwain; Michael E. (Idaho Falls, ID)
Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (Idaho Falls, ID)
12/ 244,876
20100084561
October 3, 2008
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN OF THE INVENTION This invention was made with government support under Contract Number DE-AC07-05ID14517 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.