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Method and apparatus for charged particle-photon coincidence detection and uses for same

United States Patent Application

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A method and apparatus are disclosed for measuring charged particle and photon coincident radiation. The method and apparatus measure radioisotopes having beta-gamma coincident spectroscopies, providing spectral resolution and efficency that improve calibration and maintenance characteristics as well as isotope identifying characteristics important in industrial, defense, security, and human health applications.
McIntyre, Justin I. (West Richland, WA), Hayes, James C. (Richland, WA), Cooper, Matthew W. (Richland, WA), Ripplinger, Michael D. (Kennewick, WA), Carman, April J. (Richland, WA)
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland WA 99352)
11/ 254,620
October 19, 2005
[0001] This invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-AC05-76RLO1830 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.