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Title: System for determining the type of nuclear radiation from detector output pulse shape

A radiation detection system determines the type of nuclear radiation received in a detector by producing a correlation value representative of the statistical cross correlation between the shape of the detector signal and pulse shape data previously stored in memory and characteristic of respective types of radiation. The correlation value is indicative of the type of radiation. The energy of the radiation is determined from the detector signal and is used to produce a spectrum of radiation energies according to radiation type for indicating the nature of the material producing the radiation.
Inventors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. (Columbia, MO)
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
869495
Assignee:
University of Missouri-Columbia (Columbia, MO) CHO
Patent Number(s):
US 5347129
Contract Number:
FG02-92ER75704
Research Org:
University of Missouri-Columbia (Columbia, MO)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
determining; type; nuclear; radiation; detector; output; pulse; shape; detection; determines; received; producing; correlation; value; representative; statistical; signal; data; previously; stored; memory; characteristic; respective; types; indicative; energy; determined; produce; spectrum; energies; according; indicating; nature; material; detector output; nuclear radiation; pulse shape; output pulse; radiation detection; radiation received; detector signal; previously stored; radiation energies; energies according; correlation value; /250/