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Title: Directional fast-neutron detector

Abstract

A plurality of omnidirectional radiation detectors are arranged in a close packed symmetrical pattern to form a segmented detector. The output radiation counts from these detectors are arithmetically combined to provide the direction of a source of incident radiation. Directionality is achieved without the use of shielding to provide collimation and background reduction effects. Indeed, output counts from paired detectors are simply subtracted to yield a vector direction toward the radiation source. The counts from all of the detectors can be combined to yield an output signal functionally related to the radiation source strength.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Albuquerque, NM)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, NM
OSTI Identifier:
869481
Patent Number(s):
5345084
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) LANL
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
directional; fast-neutron; detector; plurality; omnidirectional; radiation; detectors; arranged; close; packed; symmetrical; pattern; form; segmented; output; counts; arithmetically; combined; provide; direction; source; incident; directionality; achieved; shielding; collimation; background; reduction; effects; paired; simply; subtracted; yield; vector; signal; functionally; related; strength; output radiation; incident radiation; functionally related; output signal; radiation detector; radiation source; neutron detector; radiation detectors; signal functionally; symmetrical pattern; /250/

Citation Formats

Byrd, Roger C. Directional fast-neutron detector. United States: N. p., 1994. Web.
Byrd, Roger C. Directional fast-neutron detector. United States.
Byrd, Roger C. Sat . "Directional fast-neutron detector". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/869481.
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abstractNote = {A plurality of omnidirectional radiation detectors are arranged in a close packed symmetrical pattern to form a segmented detector. The output radiation counts from these detectors are arithmetically combined to provide the direction of a source of incident radiation. Directionality is achieved without the use of shielding to provide collimation and background reduction effects. Indeed, output counts from paired detectors are simply subtracted to yield a vector direction toward the radiation source. The counts from all of the detectors can be combined to yield an output signal functionally related to the radiation source strength.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1994},
month = {1}
}

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