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Title: Neutron scatter camera

Abstract

An instrument that will directly image the fast fission neutrons from a special nuclear material source has been described. This instrument can improve the signal to background compared to non imaging neutron detection techniques by a factor given by ratio of the angular resolution window to 4.pi.. In addition to being a neutron imager, this instrument will also be an excellent neutron spectrometer, and will be able to differentiate between different types of neutron sources (e.g. fission, alpha-n, cosmic ray, and D-D or D-T fusion). Moreover, the instrument is able to pinpoint the source location.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-CA), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1176392
Patent Number(s):
7,741,613
Application Number:
12/237,251
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation SNL-L
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Citation Formats

Mascarenhas, Nicholas, Marleau, Peter, Brennan, James S., and Krenz, Kevin D. Neutron scatter camera. United States: N. p., 2010. Web.
Mascarenhas, Nicholas, Marleau, Peter, Brennan, James S., & Krenz, Kevin D. Neutron scatter camera. United States.
Mascarenhas, Nicholas, Marleau, Peter, Brennan, James S., and Krenz, Kevin D. Tue . "Neutron scatter camera". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1176392.
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title = {Neutron scatter camera},
author = {Mascarenhas, Nicholas and Marleau, Peter and Brennan, James S. and Krenz, Kevin D.},
abstractNote = {An instrument that will directly image the fast fission neutrons from a special nuclear material source has been described. This instrument can improve the signal to background compared to non imaging neutron detection techniques by a factor given by ratio of the angular resolution window to 4.pi.. In addition to being a neutron imager, this instrument will also be an excellent neutron spectrometer, and will be able to differentiate between different types of neutron sources (e.g. fission, alpha-n, cosmic ray, and D-D or D-T fusion). Moreover, the instrument is able to pinpoint the source location.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2010},
month = {6}
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