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

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.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [4] ;  [5] ;  [1]
  1. Oakland, CA
  2. Berkeley, CA
  3. San Ramon, CA
  4. Palo Alto, CA
  5. Kensington, CA
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
985656
Report Number(s):
7,359,480
US patent application 10/838,762
DOE Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Research Org:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
98 NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT, SAFEGUARDS, AND PHYSICAL PROTECTION