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Title: Compact neutron imaging system using axisymmetric mirrors

Abstract

A dispersed release of neutrons is generated from a source. A portion of this dispersed neutron release is reflected by surfaces of a plurality of nested, axisymmetric mirrors in at least an inner mirror layer and an outer mirror layer, wherein the neutrons reflected by the inner mirror layer are incident on at least one mirror surface of the inner mirror layer N times, wherein N is an integer, and wherein neutrons reflected by the outer mirror are incident on a plurality of mirror surfaces of the outer layer N+i times, where i is a positive integer, to redirect the neutrons toward a target. The mirrors can be formed by a periodically reversed pulsed-plating process.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1132615
Patent Number(s):
8,735,844
Application Number:
13/832,778
Assignee:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA); The United States of America as Represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Washington, DC)
DOE Contract Number:  
FG02-09ER46556; FG02-09ER46557
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 Mar 15
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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Citation Formats

Khaykovich, Boris, Moncton, David E, Gubarev, Mikhail V, Ramsey, Brian D, and Engelhaupt, Darell E. Compact neutron imaging system using axisymmetric mirrors. United States: N. p., 2014. Web.
Khaykovich, Boris, Moncton, David E, Gubarev, Mikhail V, Ramsey, Brian D, & Engelhaupt, Darell E. Compact neutron imaging system using axisymmetric mirrors. United States.
Khaykovich, Boris, Moncton, David E, Gubarev, Mikhail V, Ramsey, Brian D, and Engelhaupt, Darell E. Tue . "Compact neutron imaging system using axisymmetric mirrors". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1132615.
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