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Title: Special nuclear material simulation device

Abstract

An apparatus for simulating special nuclear material is provided. The apparatus typically contains a small quantity of special nuclear material (SNM) in a configuration that simulates a much larger quantity of SNM. Generally the apparatus includes a spherical shell that is formed from an alloy containing a small quantity of highly enriched uranium. Also typically provided is a core of depleted uranium. A spacer, typically aluminum, may be used to separate the depleted uranium from the shell of uranium alloy. A cladding, typically made of titanium, is provided to seal the source. Methods are provided to simulate SNM for testing radiation monitoring portals. Typically the methods use at least one primary SNM spectral line and exclude at least one secondary SNM spectral line.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Y-12 (Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant (Y-12), Oak Ridge, TN (United States))
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1150074
Patent Number(s):
8,804,898
Application Number:
12/835,123
Assignee:
Babcock & Wilcox Technical Services Y-12, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN) Y-12
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22800; AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2010 Jul 13
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
98 NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT, SAFEGUARDS, AND PHYSICAL PROTECTION

Citation Formats

Leckey, John H., DeMint, Amy, Gooch, Jack, Hawk, Todd, Pickett, Chris A., Blessinger, Chris, and York, Robbie L.. Special nuclear material simulation device. United States: N. p., 2014. Web.
Leckey, John H., DeMint, Amy, Gooch, Jack, Hawk, Todd, Pickett, Chris A., Blessinger, Chris, & York, Robbie L.. Special nuclear material simulation device. United States.
Leckey, John H., DeMint, Amy, Gooch, Jack, Hawk, Todd, Pickett, Chris A., Blessinger, Chris, and York, Robbie L.. Tue . "Special nuclear material simulation device". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1150074.
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abstractNote = {An apparatus for simulating special nuclear material is provided. The apparatus typically contains a small quantity of special nuclear material (SNM) in a configuration that simulates a much larger quantity of SNM. Generally the apparatus includes a spherical shell that is formed from an alloy containing a small quantity of highly enriched uranium. Also typically provided is a core of depleted uranium. A spacer, typically aluminum, may be used to separate the depleted uranium from the shell of uranium alloy. A cladding, typically made of titanium, is provided to seal the source. Methods are provided to simulate SNM for testing radiation monitoring portals. Typically the methods use at least one primary SNM spectral line and exclude at least one secondary SNM spectral line.},
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year = {Tue Aug 12 00:00:00 EDT 2014},
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