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Portable compton gamma-ray detection system

United States Patent

March 4, 2008
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A Compton scattered gamma-ray detector system. The system comprises a gamma-ray spectrometer and an annular array of individual scintillators. The scintillators are positioned so that they are arrayed around the gamma-ray spectrometer. The annular array of individual scintillators includes a first scintillator. A radiation shield is positioned around the first scintillator. A multi-channel analyzer is operatively connected to the gamma-ray spectrometer and the annular array of individual scintillators.
Rowland; Mark S. (Alamo, CA), Oldaker; Mark E. (Pleasanton, CA)
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
11/ 327,722
January 5, 2006
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. W-7405-ENG-48 between the United States Department of Energy and the University of California for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.