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Title: Detection of neutrinos, antineutrinos, and neutrino-like particles

Abstract

An apparatus for detecting the presence of a nuclear reactor by the detection of antineutrinos from the reactor can include a radioactive sample having a measurable nuclear activity level and a decay rate capable of changing in response to the presence of antineutrinos, and a detector associated with the radioactive sample. The detector is responsive to at least one of a particle or radiation formed by decay of the radioactive sample. A processor associated with the detector can correlate rate of decay of the radioactive sample to a flux of the antineutrinos to detect the reactor.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
EERE Publication and Product Library, Washington, D.C. (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1436304
Patent Number(s):
9952331
Application Number:
14/866,300; http://techportal.eere.energy.gov/patent.do/ID=37032
Assignee:
Purdue Research Foundation (West Lafayette, IN)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01T - MEASUREMENT OF NUCLEAR OR X-RADIATION
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-76ER01428; DE-NE0000586
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2015 Sep 25
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS

Citation Formats

Fischbach, Ephraim. Detection of neutrinos, antineutrinos, and neutrino-like particles. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
Fischbach, Ephraim. Detection of neutrinos, antineutrinos, and neutrino-like particles. United States.
Fischbach, Ephraim. Tue . "Detection of neutrinos, antineutrinos, and neutrino-like particles". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1436304.
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place = {United States},
year = {2018},
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