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DUAL-PARTICLE IMAGING SYSTEM FOR STANDOFF SNM DETECTION IN HIGH-BACKGROUND-RADIATION ENVIRONMENTS

United States Patent Application

20120256094
A1
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A dual-particle imaging system of the present teachings provide for standoff, passive detection of special nuclear material. In some embodiments, the system comprises three detector planes that together are capable of imaging both photons and fast neutrons. The ability of the system to detect fast neutrons makes it more difficult to effectively shield a threat source.
POZZI, SARA (Ann Arbor, MI), Clarke, Shaun (Ypsilanti, MI), Flaska, Marek (Ypsilanti, MI), Poitrasson-Riviere, Alexis (Ann Arbor, MI), Polack, Kyle (Grosse Pointe Farms, MI), Ide, Kiyotaka (Higashine, JP)
13/ 441,242
April 6, 2012
GOVERNMENT CLAUSE [0002] This invention was made with government support under DE-NE0000324 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention