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Title: Fission meter

Abstract

A neutron detector system for discriminating fissile material from non-fissile material wherein a digital data acquisition unit collects data at high rate, and in real-time processes large volumes of data directly into information that a first responder can use to discriminate materials. The system comprises counting neutrons from the unknown source and detecting excess grouped neutrons to identify fission in the unknown source.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Alamo, CA
  2. Berkeley, CA
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1040875
Patent Number(s):
8,155,258
Application Number:
US patent applicaiton 11/233,228
Assignee:
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA) LLNL
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS

Citation Formats

Rowland, Mark S, and Snyderman, Neal J. Fission meter. United States: N. p., 2012. Web.
Rowland, Mark S, & Snyderman, Neal J. Fission meter. United States.
Rowland, Mark S, and Snyderman, Neal J. Tue . "Fission meter". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1040875.
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year = {Tue Apr 10 00:00:00 EDT 2012},
month = {Tue Apr 10 00:00:00 EDT 2012}
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