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Title: Neutron range spectrometer

Abstract

A neutron range spectrometer and method for determining the neutron energy spectrum of a neutron emitting source are disclosed. Neutrons from the source are colliminated along a collimation axis and a position sensitive neutron counter is disposed in the path of the collimated neutron beam. The counter determines positions along the collimation axis of interactions between the neutrons in the neutron beam and a neutron-absorbing material in the counter. From the interaction positions, a computer analyzes the data and determines the neutron energy spectrum of the neutron beam. The counter is preferably shielded and a suitable neutron-absorbing material is He-3. 1 fig.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Rockwell International Corp., Golden, CO (United States). Rocky Flats Plant
OSTI Identifier:
6330611
Patent Number(s):
7166581
Application Number:
ON: DE89010813
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C07 - ORGANIC CHEMISTRY C07H - SUGARS
A - HUMAN NECESSITIES A61 - MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE A61K - PREPARATIONS FOR MEDICAL, DENTAL, OR TOILET PURPOSES
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-76DP03533
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Portions of this document are illegible in microfiche products
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; NEUTRON SPECTROMETERS; DESIGN; DATA ANALYSIS; INVENTIONS; NEUTRON ABSORBERS; NEUTRON BEAMS; POSITION SENSITIVE DETECTORS; RANGE; BEAMS; MEASURING INSTRUMENTS; NUCLEON BEAMS; PARTICLE BEAMS; RADIATION DETECTORS; SPECTROMETERS; 440103* - Radiation Instrumentation- Nuclear Spectroscopic Instrumentation

Citation Formats

Manglos, S. H. Neutron range spectrometer. United States: N. p., 1988. Web.
Manglos, S. H. Neutron range spectrometer. United States.
Manglos, S. H. Thu . "Neutron range spectrometer". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/6330611.
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abstractNote = {A neutron range spectrometer and method for determining the neutron energy spectrum of a neutron emitting source are disclosed. Neutrons from the source are colliminated along a collimation axis and a position sensitive neutron counter is disposed in the path of the collimated neutron beam. The counter determines positions along the collimation axis of interactions between the neutrons in the neutron beam and a neutron-absorbing material in the counter. From the interaction positions, a computer analyzes the data and determines the neutron energy spectrum of the neutron beam. The counter is preferably shielded and a suitable neutron-absorbing material is He-3. 1 fig.},
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