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Title: Neutron camera employing row and column summations

Abstract

For each photomultiplier tube in an Anger camera, an R.times.S array of preamplifiers is provided to detect electrons generated within the photomultiplier tube. The outputs of the preamplifiers are digitized to measure the magnitude of the signals from each preamplifier. For each photomultiplier tube, a corresponding summation circuitry including R row summation circuits and S column summation circuits numerically add the magnitudes of the signals from preamplifiers for each row and for each column to generate histograms. For a P.times.Q array of photomultiplier tubes, P.times.Q summation circuitries generate P.times.Q row histograms including R entries and P.times.Q column histograms including S entries. The total set of histograms include P.times.Q.times.(R+S) entries, which can be analyzed by a position calculation circuit to determine the locations of events (detection of a neutron).

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1257222
Patent Number(s):
9,366,769
Application Number:
14/376,018
Assignee:
UT-BATTELLE, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN) ORNL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 Jan 15
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Citation Formats

Clonts, Lloyd G., Diawara, Yacouba, Donahue, Jr, Cornelius, Montcalm, Christopher A., Riedel, Richard A., and Visscher, Theodore. Neutron camera employing row and column summations. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Clonts, Lloyd G., Diawara, Yacouba, Donahue, Jr, Cornelius, Montcalm, Christopher A., Riedel, Richard A., & Visscher, Theodore. Neutron camera employing row and column summations. United States.
Clonts, Lloyd G., Diawara, Yacouba, Donahue, Jr, Cornelius, Montcalm, Christopher A., Riedel, Richard A., and Visscher, Theodore. Tue . "Neutron camera employing row and column summations". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1257222.
@article{osti_1257222,
title = {Neutron camera employing row and column summations},
author = {Clonts, Lloyd G. and Diawara, Yacouba and Donahue, Jr, Cornelius and Montcalm, Christopher A. and Riedel, Richard A. and Visscher, Theodore},
abstractNote = {For each photomultiplier tube in an Anger camera, an R.times.S array of preamplifiers is provided to detect electrons generated within the photomultiplier tube. The outputs of the preamplifiers are digitized to measure the magnitude of the signals from each preamplifier. For each photomultiplier tube, a corresponding summation circuitry including R row summation circuits and S column summation circuits numerically add the magnitudes of the signals from preamplifiers for each row and for each column to generate histograms. For a P.times.Q array of photomultiplier tubes, P.times.Q summation circuitries generate P.times.Q row histograms including R entries and P.times.Q column histograms including S entries. The total set of histograms include P.times.Q.times.(R+S) entries, which can be analyzed by a position calculation circuit to determine the locations of events (detection of a neutron).},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {6}
}

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