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Fiber optic thermal/fast neutron and gamma ray scintillation detector

United States Patent

October 30, 2007
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A system for detecting fissile and fissionable material originating external to the system includes: a .sup.6Li loaded glass fiber scintillator for detecting thermal neutrons, x-rays and gamma rays; a fast scintillator for detecting fast neutrons, x-rays and gamma rays, the fast scintillator conjoined with the glass fiber scintillator such that the fast scintillator moderates fast neutrons prior to their detection as thermal neutrons by the glass fiber scintillator; and a coincidence detection system for processing the time distributions of arriving signals from the scintillators.
Neal; John S. (Knoxville, TN), Mihalczo; John T (Oak Ridge, TN)
UT-Battelle LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
11/ 549,269
October 13, 2006
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to contract no. DE-AC05-00OR22725 between the United States Department of Energy and UT-Battelle, LLC.