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A chemical detection system includes a frame, an emitter coupled to the frame, and a detector coupled to the frame proximate the emitter. The system also includes a shielding system coupled to the frame and positioned at least partially between the emitter and the detector, wherein the frame positions a sensing surface of the detector in a direction substantially parallel to a plane extending along a front portion of the frame. A method of analyzing composition of a suspect object includes directing neutrons at the object, detecting gamma rays emitted from the object, and communicating spectrometer information regarding the gamma rays. The method also includes presenting a GUI to a user with a dynamic status of an ongoing neutron spectroscopy process. The dynamic status includes a present confidence for a plurality of compounds being present in the suspect object responsive to changes in the spectrometer information during the ongoing process.
Caffrey, Augustine J. (Idaho Falls, ID), Chichester, David L. (Idaho Falls, ID), Egger, Ann E. (Pocatello, ID), Krebs, Kenneth M. (Idaho Falls, ID), Seabury, Edward H. (Idaho Falls, ID), Van Siclen, Clinton D. (Idaho Falls, ID), Wharton, C. Jayson (Idaho Falls, ID), Zabriskie, John M. (Idaho Falls, ID)
Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (Idaho Falls ID)
13/ 847,266
March 19, 2013
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT [0001] This disclosure was made with government support under Contract No. DE-AC07-051D14517 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the disclosure.