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Title: Phase-sensitive two-dimensional neutron shearing interferometer and Hartmann sensor

A neutron imaging system detects both the phase shift and absorption of neutrons passing through an object. The neutron imaging system is based on either of two different neutron wavefront sensor techniques: 2-D shearing interferometry and Hartmann wavefront sensing. Both approaches measure an entire two-dimensional neutron complex field, including its amplitude and phase. Each measures the full-field, two-dimensional phase gradients and, concomitantly, the two-dimensional amplitude mapping, requiring only a single measurement.
Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1228042
Assignee:
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC LLNL
Patent Number(s):
9,207,194
Application Number:
13/789,327
Contract Number:
AC52-07NA27344
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 Mar 07
Research Org:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

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