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Nuclear material detection apparatus and method

United States Patent

7,142,625
November 28, 2006
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A device for detecting photonuclear-induced neutrons is described herein. One embodiment of the device may comprise a neutron detector and a detection circuit. The neutron detector may comprise a detector output. The detection circuit may be operatively connected to the detector output and may comprise an amplifier, a low-pass filter, and a high pass filter. The amplifier may comprise an amplifier input and an amplifier output. The amplifier input may be being operatively connected to the detector output. The low-pass filter may comprise a low-pass filter input and a low-pass filter output. The low-pass filter input may be operatively connected to the amplifier output. The high-pass filter may comprise a high-pass filter input and a high-pass filter output. The high-pass filter input may be operatively connected to the amplifier output.
Jones; James L. (Idaho Falls, ID), Hoggan; Jerry M. (Idaho Falls, ID), Harker; Yale D. (Idaho Falls, ID), Yoon; Woo Y. (Idaho Falls, ID), Johnson; Larry O. (Island Park, ID)
10/ 703,863
20050135534
November 7, 2003
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN OF THE INVENTION This invention was made with United States Government support under Contract No. DE-AC07-94ID13223, now Contract No. DE-AC07-99ID13727 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The United States Government has certain rights in the invention.