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Gamma ray spectroscopy monitoring method and apparatus

United States Patent

9,651,680
May 16, 2017
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The present invention relates generally to the field of gamma ray spectroscopy monitoring and a system for accomplishing same to monitor one or more aspects of various isotope production processes. In one embodiment, the present invention relates to a monitoring system, and method of utilizing same, for monitoring one or more aspects of an isotope production process where the monitoring system comprises: (A) at least one sample cell; (B) at least one measuring port; (C) at least one adjustable collimator device; (D) at least one shutter; and (E) at least one high resolution gamma ray spectrometer.
Stagg; William R (Southern Pines, NC), Policke; Timothy A (Forest, VA)
BWXT Technical Services Group, Inc. (Lynchburg, VA)
13/ 774,439
20140131584
February 22, 2013
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERAL RIGHTS This invention was made with government support under U.S. Department of Energy Contract No. DE-FC52-09NA29596 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.