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Title: Apparatus and method for inspecting a sealed container

Abstract

An apparatus for inspecting a sealed container is disclosed and which includes a pulsed electron accelerator which is positioned in spaced relation relative to a first side of the sealed container, and which produces a pulsed beam of photons which passes through the sealed container and any contents enclosed within the sealed container; a detector positioned in spaced relation relative to a second, opposite side of the sealed container, and which receives the pulsed beam of photons which passes through the contents of the sealed container, and which produces an output signal; and a computer for developing a visible image from the output signal of the detector which depicts the contents of the sealed container.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [1];  [1];  [3]
  1. Pocatello, ID
  2. Idaho Falls, ID
  3. Phoenix, AZ
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
986332
Patent Number(s):
7,508,909
Application Number:
11/379,888
Assignee:
Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (Idaho Falls, ID)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION

Citation Formats

Harmon, J Frank, Jones, James L, Hunt, Alan W, Spaulding, Randy J, and Smith, Michael. Apparatus and method for inspecting a sealed container. United States: N. p., 2009. Web.
Harmon, J Frank, Jones, James L, Hunt, Alan W, Spaulding, Randy J, & Smith, Michael. Apparatus and method for inspecting a sealed container. United States.
Harmon, J Frank, Jones, James L, Hunt, Alan W, Spaulding, Randy J, and Smith, Michael. Tue . "Apparatus and method for inspecting a sealed container". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/986332.
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abstractNote = {An apparatus for inspecting a sealed container is disclosed and which includes a pulsed electron accelerator which is positioned in spaced relation relative to a first side of the sealed container, and which produces a pulsed beam of photons which passes through the sealed container and any contents enclosed within the sealed container; a detector positioned in spaced relation relative to a second, opposite side of the sealed container, and which receives the pulsed beam of photons which passes through the contents of the sealed container, and which produces an output signal; and a computer for developing a visible image from the output signal of the detector which depicts the contents of the sealed container.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2009},
month = {3}
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