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Detection of solar events

United States Patent

August 27, 2013
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A flux detection apparatus can include a radioactive sample having a decay rate capable of changing in response to interaction with a first particle or a field, and a detector associated with the radioactive sample. The detector is responsive to a second particle or radiation formed by decay of the radioactive sample. The rate of decay of the radioactive sample can be correlated to flux of the first particle or the field. Detection of the first particle or the field can provide an early warning for an impending solar event.
Fischbach; Ephraim (West Lafayette, IN), Jenkins; Jere (Lafayette, IN)
Purdue Research Foundation (West Lafayette, IN)
12/ 235,393
September 22, 2008
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS The government may have certain rights in portions of the invention made with government support under Contract DE-AC02-76ERO142 awarded by the Department of Energy.