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Handheld isotope identification system

United States Patent Application

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A portable radiation detector using a high-purity germanium crystal as the sensing device. The crystal is fabricated such that it exhibits a length to width ratio greater than 1:1 and is oriented within the detector to receive radiation along the width of said crystal.
Cork, Christopher P. (Pleasant Hill, CA), Becker, John A. (Alameda, CA), Frankle, Christen M. (Los Alamos, NM), Madden, Norman W. (Livermore, CA)
10/ 374,126
February 25, 2003
[0001] This invention was made with government support under Contract No. W-7405-ENG-36 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.