Skip to Content
Find More Like This
Return to Search

Real-time multiplicity counter

United States Patent

July 13, 2010
View the Complete Patent at the US Patent & Trademark Office
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory - Visit the Industrial Partnerships Office Website
A neutron multi-detector array feeds pulses in parallel to individual inputs that are tied to individual bits in a digital word. Data is collected by loading a word at the individual bit level in parallel. The word is read at regular intervals, all bits simultaneously, to minimize latency. The electronics then pass the word to a number of storage locations for subsequent processing, thereby removing the front-end problem of pulse pileup.
Rowland; Mark S. (Alamo, CA), Alvarez; Raymond A. (Berkeley, CA)
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
12/ 047,297
March 12, 2008
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contact No. DE-AC52-07NA27344 between the United States Department of Energy and Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC.