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Title: Gamma ray generator

Abstract

An embodiment of a gamma ray generator includes a neutron generator and a moderator. The moderator is coupled to the neutron generator. The moderator includes a neutron capture material. In operation, the neutron generator produces neutrons and the neutron capture material captures at least some of the neutrons to produces gamma rays. An application of the gamma ray generator is as a source of gamma rays for calibration of gamma ray detectors.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1132571
Patent Number(s):
8,737,570
Application Number:
13/123,817
Assignee:
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA) CHO
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2009 Oct 07
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Citation Formats

Firestone, Richard B, and Reijonen, Jani. Gamma ray generator. United States: N. p., 2014. Web.
Firestone, Richard B, & Reijonen, Jani. Gamma ray generator. United States.
Firestone, Richard B, and Reijonen, Jani. Tue . "Gamma ray generator". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1132571.
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year = {Tue May 27 00:00:00 EDT 2014},
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Gamma ray energies and 36Cl level scheme from the reaction 35Cl(n, γ)
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Accurate absolute intensities for the 35Cl(n,γ) reaction gamma-ray standard
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