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Fission meter

United States Patent

April 10, 2012
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A neutron detector system for discriminating fissile material from non-fissile material wherein a digital data acquisition unit collects data at high rate, and in real-time processes large volumes of data directly into information that a first responder can use to discriminate materials. The system comprises counting neutrons from the unknown source and detecting excess grouped neutrons to identify fission in the unknown source.
Rowland; Mark S. (Alamo, CA), Snyderman; Neal J. (Berkeley, CA)
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
11/ 233,228
September 21, 2005
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.