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Title: Multi-particle inspection using associated particle sources

Abstract

Disclosed herein are representative embodiments of methods, apparatus, and systems for performing combined neutron and gamma ray radiography. For example, one exemplary system comprises: a neutron source; a set of alpha particle detectors configured to detect alpha particles associated with neutrons generated by the neutron source; neutron detectors positioned to detect at least some of the neutrons generated by the neutron source; a gamma ray source; a set of verification gamma ray detectors configured to detect verification gamma rays associated with gamma rays generated by the gamma ray source; a set of gamma ray detectors configured to detect gamma rays generated by the gamma ray source; and an interrogation region located between the neutron source, the gamma ray source, the neutron detectors, and the gamma ray detectors.

Inventors:
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Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1240408
Patent Number(s):
9261468
Application Number:
13/801,695
Assignee:
UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 Mar 13
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; 42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Bingham, Philip R., Mihalczo, John T., Mullens, James A., McConchie, Seth M., and Hausladen, Paul A. Multi-particle inspection using associated particle sources. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Bingham, Philip R., Mihalczo, John T., Mullens, James A., McConchie, Seth M., & Hausladen, Paul A. Multi-particle inspection using associated particle sources. United States.
Bingham, Philip R., Mihalczo, John T., Mullens, James A., McConchie, Seth M., and Hausladen, Paul A. Tue . "Multi-particle inspection using associated particle sources". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1240408.
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abstractNote = {Disclosed herein are representative embodiments of methods, apparatus, and systems for performing combined neutron and gamma ray radiography. For example, one exemplary system comprises: a neutron source; a set of alpha particle detectors configured to detect alpha particles associated with neutrons generated by the neutron source; neutron detectors positioned to detect at least some of the neutrons generated by the neutron source; a gamma ray source; a set of verification gamma ray detectors configured to detect verification gamma rays associated with gamma rays generated by the gamma ray source; a set of gamma ray detectors configured to detect gamma rays generated by the gamma ray source; and an interrogation region located between the neutron source, the gamma ray source, the neutron detectors, and the gamma ray detectors.},
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