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Title: Method and system for determining radiation shielding thickness and gamma-ray energy

Abstract

A system and method for determining the shielding thickness of a detected radiation source. The gamma ray spectrum of a radiation detector is utilized to estimate the shielding between the detector and the radiation source. The determination of the shielding may be used to adjust the information from known source-localization techniques to provide improved performance and accuracy of locating the source of radiation.

Inventors:
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Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1345356
Patent Number(s):
9,212,905
Application Number:
13/106,651
Assignee:
UChicago Argonne, LLC (Chicago, IL)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2011 May 12
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Klann, Raymond T., Vilim, Richard B., and de la Barrera, Sergio. Method and system for determining radiation shielding thickness and gamma-ray energy. United States: N. p., 2015. Web.
Klann, Raymond T., Vilim, Richard B., & de la Barrera, Sergio. Method and system for determining radiation shielding thickness and gamma-ray energy. United States.
Klann, Raymond T., Vilim, Richard B., and de la Barrera, Sergio. Tue . "Method and system for determining radiation shielding thickness and gamma-ray energy". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1345356.
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