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Title: Design and Simulation of a Rotating Aperture & Vacuum System for Neutron Imaging

Abstract

The development of a high-energy (10Mev) neutron imaging system at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) depends on a precision engineered rotating aperture and vacuum system for generating neutrons that are used for imaging dense objects. This subsystem is part of a larger system which includes a linear accelerator that creates a deuteron beam, a scintillator detector, imaging optics and a high resolution CCD camera. The rotating aperture vacuum system has been successfully simulated and tested. Results show the feasibility of the design and point toward ways to improve the design by minimizing the rotating aperture gap.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
883555
Report Number(s):
UCRL-CONF-219372
TRN: US200615%%125
DOE Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Presented at: Precision Engineering and Vacuum Technology, Pittsburgh, PA, United States, May 01 - May 02, 2006
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; 47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; 42 ENGINEERING; ACCURACY; APERTURES; DESIGN; DEUTERON BEAMS; LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL LABORATORY; LINEAR ACCELERATORS; NEUTRONS; OPTICS; PHOSPHORS; RESOLUTION; SIMULATION; VACUUM SYSTEMS

Citation Formats

Fitsos, P, Hall, J, Rusnak, B, and Shen, S. Design and Simulation of a Rotating Aperture & Vacuum System for Neutron Imaging. United States: N. p., 2006. Web.
Fitsos, P, Hall, J, Rusnak, B, & Shen, S. Design and Simulation of a Rotating Aperture & Vacuum System for Neutron Imaging. United States.
Fitsos, P, Hall, J, Rusnak, B, and Shen, S. Mon . "Design and Simulation of a Rotating Aperture & Vacuum System for Neutron Imaging". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/883555.
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abstractNote = {The development of a high-energy (10Mev) neutron imaging system at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) depends on a precision engineered rotating aperture and vacuum system for generating neutrons that are used for imaging dense objects. This subsystem is part of a larger system which includes a linear accelerator that creates a deuteron beam, a scintillator detector, imaging optics and a high resolution CCD camera. The rotating aperture vacuum system has been successfully simulated and tested. Results show the feasibility of the design and point toward ways to improve the design by minimizing the rotating aperture gap.},
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year = {Mon Feb 27 00:00:00 EST 2006},
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