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Title: Neutron interrogation system using high gamma ray signature to detect contraband special nuclear materials in cargo

Abstract

A system for inspecting cargo for the presence of special nuclear material. The cargo is irradiated with neutrons. The neutrons produce fission products in the special nuclear material which generate gamma rays. The gamma rays are detecting indicating the presence of the special nuclear material.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [5];  [1]
  1. Oakland, CA
  2. Berkeley, CA
  3. San Ramon, CA
  4. Palo Alto, CA
  5. Kensington, CA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
985656
Patent Number(s):
7359480
Application Number:
10/838,762
Assignee:
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01V - GEOPHYSICS
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01T - MEASUREMENT OF NUCLEAR OR X-RADIATION
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
98 NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT, SAFEGUARDS, AND PHYSICAL PROTECTION

Citation Formats

Slaughter, Dennis R, Pohl, Bertram A, Dougan, Arden D, Bernstein, Adam, Prussin, Stanley G, and Norman, Eric B. Neutron interrogation system using high gamma ray signature to detect contraband special nuclear materials in cargo. United States: N. p., 2008. Web.
Slaughter, Dennis R, Pohl, Bertram A, Dougan, Arden D, Bernstein, Adam, Prussin, Stanley G, & Norman, Eric B. Neutron interrogation system using high gamma ray signature to detect contraband special nuclear materials in cargo. United States.
Slaughter, Dennis R, Pohl, Bertram A, Dougan, Arden D, Bernstein, Adam, Prussin, Stanley G, and Norman, Eric B. Tue . "Neutron interrogation system using high gamma ray signature to detect contraband special nuclear materials in cargo". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/985656.
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abstractNote = {A system for inspecting cargo for the presence of special nuclear material. The cargo is irradiated with neutrons. The neutrons produce fission products in the special nuclear material which generate gamma rays. The gamma rays are detecting indicating the presence of the special nuclear material.},
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year = {2008},
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