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Dynamic radioactive particle source

United States Patent

June 26, 2012
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A method and apparatus for providing a timed, synchronized dynamic alpha or beta particle source for testing the response of continuous air monitors (CAMs) for airborne alpha or beta emitters is provided. The method includes providing a radioactive source; placing the radioactive source inside the detection volume of a CAM; and introducing an alpha or beta-emitting isotope while the CAM is in a normal functioning mode.
Moore; Murray E (Los Alamos, NM), Gauss; Adam Benjamin (Los Alamos, NM), Justus; Alan Lawrence (Los Alamos, NM)
Los Alamos National Security, LLC (Lol Alamos, NM)
12/ 433,503
April 30, 2009
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERAL RIGHTS This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-AC52-6NA25396, awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.