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Radiation detector

United States Patent

June 27, 2017
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Alpha particle detecting devices are disclosed that have a chamber that can hold a fluid in a tensioned metastable state. The chamber is tuned with a suitable fluid and tension such that alpha emitting materials such as radon and one or more of its decay products can be detected. The devices can be portable and can be placed in areas, such as rooms in dwellings or laboratories and used to measure radon in these areas, in situ and in real time. The disclosed detectors can detect radon at and below 4 pCi/L in air; also, at and below 4,000 pCi/L or 300 pCi/L in water.
Taleyarkhan; Rusi P. (Lafayette, IN)
Purdue Research Foundation (West LaFayette, IN)
14/ 419,808
August 5, 2013
GOVERNMENT LICENSE RIGHTS This invention was made with government support under DE-FG07-07ID14890 awarded by Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.