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Radiation collimator and systems incorporating same

United States Patent

8,017,926
September 13, 2011
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A collimator including a housing having disposed therein a shield element surrounding a converter core in which a photon beam is generated from electrons emanating from a linear accelerator. A beam channeler longitudinally adjacent the shield element has a beam aperture therethrough coaxially aligned with, and of the same diameter as, an exit bore of the converter core. A larger entry bore in the converter core is coaxial with, and longitudinally separated from, the exit bore thereof. Systems incorporating the collimator are also disclosed.
Norman; Daren R. (Idaho Falls, ID), Yoon; Woo Y. (Idaho Falls, ID), Jones; James L. (Idaho Falls, ID), Haskell; Kevin J. (Idaho Falls, ID), Bennett; Brion D. (Idaho Falls, ID), Tschaggeny; Charles W. (Woods Cross, UT), Jones; Warren F. (Idaho Falls, ID)
Battelle Energy Allliance, LLC (Idaho Falls, ID)
12/ 248,737
20100091378
October 9, 2008
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN OF THE INVENTION This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-AC07-05-1D14517 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.