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Title: System for detecting special nuclear materials

Abstract

The present disclosure includes a radiological material detector having a convertor material that emits one or more photons in response to a capture of a neutron emitted by a radiological material; a photon detector arranged around the convertor material and that produces an electrical signal in response to a receipt of a photon; and a processor connected to the photon detector, the processor configured to determine the presence of a radiological material in response to a predetermined signature of the electrical signal produced at the photon detector. One or more detectors described herein can be integrated into a detection system that is suited for use in port monitoring, treaty compliance, and radiological material management activities.

Inventors:
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Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1193371
Patent Number(s):
9,081,108
Application Number:
13/784,045
Assignee:
Los Alamos National Security, LLC (Los Alamos, NM)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 Mar 04
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; 98 NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT, SAFEGUARDS, AND PHYSICAL PROTECTION

Citation Formats

Jandel, Marian, Rusev, Gencho Yordanov, and Taddeucci, Terry Nicholas. System for detecting special nuclear materials. United States: N. p., 2015. Web.
Jandel, Marian, Rusev, Gencho Yordanov, & Taddeucci, Terry Nicholas. System for detecting special nuclear materials. United States.
Jandel, Marian, Rusev, Gencho Yordanov, and Taddeucci, Terry Nicholas. Tue . "System for detecting special nuclear materials". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1193371.
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abstractNote = {The present disclosure includes a radiological material detector having a convertor material that emits one or more photons in response to a capture of a neutron emitted by a radiological material; a photon detector arranged around the convertor material and that produces an electrical signal in response to a receipt of a photon; and a processor connected to the photon detector, the processor configured to determine the presence of a radiological material in response to a predetermined signature of the electrical signal produced at the photon detector. One or more detectors described herein can be integrated into a detection system that is suited for use in port monitoring, treaty compliance, and radiological material management activities.},
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year = {2015},
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