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Thin californium-containing radioactive source wires

United States Patent

January 3, 2012
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A cermet wire includes at least 1% californium-252 and is characterized by a diameter of no more than 0.0225 inch.
Gross; Ian G (Clinton, TN), Pierce; Larry A (Kingston, TN)
UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
11/ 379,824
April 24, 2006
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to contract no. DE-AC05-00OR22725 between the United States Department of Energy and UT-Battelle, LLC.