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Title: Fissile interrogation using gamma rays from oxygen

Abstract

The subject apparatus provides a means to identify the presence of fissionable material or other nuclear material contained within an item to be tested. The system employs a portable accelerator to accelerate and direct protons to a fluorine-compound target. The interaction of the protons with the fluorine-compound target produces gamma rays which are directed at the item to be tested. If the item to be tested contains either a fissionable material or other nuclear material the interaction of the gamma rays with the material contained within the test item with result in the production of neutrons. A system of neutron detectors is positioned to intercept any neutrons generated by the test item. The results from the neutron detectors are analyzed to determine the presence of a fissionable material or other nuclear material.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
United States Of America, Department Of Energy
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1174822
Patent Number(s):
6,724,852
Assignee:
United States Of America, Department Of Energy OSTI
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Citation Formats

Smith, Donald, Micklich, Bradley J., and Fessler, Andreas. Fissile interrogation using gamma rays from oxygen. United States: N. p., 2004. Web.
Smith, Donald, Micklich, Bradley J., & Fessler, Andreas. Fissile interrogation using gamma rays from oxygen. United States.
Smith, Donald, Micklich, Bradley J., and Fessler, Andreas. Tue . "Fissile interrogation using gamma rays from oxygen". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1174822.
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title = {Fissile interrogation using gamma rays from oxygen},
author = {Smith, Donald and Micklich, Bradley J. and Fessler, Andreas},
abstractNote = {The subject apparatus provides a means to identify the presence of fissionable material or other nuclear material contained within an item to be tested. The system employs a portable accelerator to accelerate and direct protons to a fluorine-compound target. The interaction of the protons with the fluorine-compound target produces gamma rays which are directed at the item to be tested. If the item to be tested contains either a fissionable material or other nuclear material the interaction of the gamma rays with the material contained within the test item with result in the production of neutrons. A system of neutron detectors is positioned to intercept any neutrons generated by the test item. The results from the neutron detectors are analyzed to determine the presence of a fissionable material or other nuclear material.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Tue Apr 20 00:00:00 EDT 2004},
month = {Tue Apr 20 00:00:00 EDT 2004}
}

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