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Title: Chemical detection system and related methods

Abstract

A chemical detection system includes a frame, an emitter coupled to the frame, and a detector coupled to the frame proximate the emitter. The system also includes a shielding system coupled to the frame and positioned at least partially between the emitter and the detector, wherein the frame positions a sensing surface of the detector in a direction substantially parallel to a plane extending along a front portion of the frame. A method of analyzing composition of a suspect object includes directing neutrons at the object, detecting gamma rays emitted from the object, and communicating spectrometer information regarding the gamma rays. The method also includes presenting a GUI to a user with a dynamic status of an ongoing neutron spectroscopy process. The dynamic status includes a present confidence for a plurality of compounds being present in the suspect object responsive to changes in the spectrometer information during the ongoing process.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Laboratory (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1366504
Patent Number(s):
9689814
Application Number:
13/847,266
Assignee:
Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01N - INVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-051D14517
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 Mar 19
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; 37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

Citation Formats

Caffrey, Augustine J., Chichester, David L., Egger, Ann E., Krebs, Kenneth M., Seabury, Edward H., Van Siclen, Clinton D., Wharton, C. Jayson, and Zabriskie, John M. Chemical detection system and related methods. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Caffrey, Augustine J., Chichester, David L., Egger, Ann E., Krebs, Kenneth M., Seabury, Edward H., Van Siclen, Clinton D., Wharton, C. Jayson, & Zabriskie, John M. Chemical detection system and related methods. United States.
Caffrey, Augustine J., Chichester, David L., Egger, Ann E., Krebs, Kenneth M., Seabury, Edward H., Van Siclen, Clinton D., Wharton, C. Jayson, and Zabriskie, John M. Tue . "Chemical detection system and related methods". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1366504.
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