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Title: Detecting special nuclear materials in suspect containers using high-energy gamma rays emitted by fission products

Abstract

A method and a system for detecting the presence of special nuclear materials in a suspect container. The system and its method include irradiating the suspect container with a beam of neutrons, so as to induce a thermal fission in a portion of the special nuclear materials, detecting the gamma rays that are emitted from the fission products formed by the thermal fission, to produce a detector signal, comparing the detector signal with a threshold value to form a comparison, and detecting the presence of the special nuclear materials using the comparison.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Oakland, CA
  2. Kensington, CA
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
985850
Patent Number(s):
7,483,509
Application Number:
11/871,846
Assignee:
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA) OAK
DOE Contract Number:
AC03-76SF00098
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
98 NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT, SAFEGUARDS, AND PHYSICAL PROTECTION; 46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Citation Formats

Norman, Eric B, and Prussin, Stanley G. Detecting special nuclear materials in suspect containers using high-energy gamma rays emitted by fission products. United States: N. p., 2009. Web.
Norman, Eric B, & Prussin, Stanley G. Detecting special nuclear materials in suspect containers using high-energy gamma rays emitted by fission products. United States.
Norman, Eric B, and Prussin, Stanley G. Tue . "Detecting special nuclear materials in suspect containers using high-energy gamma rays emitted by fission products". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/985850.
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abstractNote = {A method and a system for detecting the presence of special nuclear materials in a suspect container. The system and its method include irradiating the suspect container with a beam of neutrons, so as to induce a thermal fission in a portion of the special nuclear materials, detecting the gamma rays that are emitted from the fission products formed by the thermal fission, to produce a detector signal, comparing the detector signal with a threshold value to form a comparison, and detecting the presence of the special nuclear materials using the comparison.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Jan 27 00:00:00 EST 2009},
month = {Tue Jan 27 00:00:00 EST 2009}
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