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Gamma ray generator

United States Patent

May 27, 2014
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An embodiment of a gamma ray generator includes a neutron generator and a moderator. The moderator is coupled to the neutron generator. The moderator includes a neutron capture material. In operation, the neutron generator produces neutrons and the neutron capture material captures at least some of the neutrons to produces gamma rays. An application of the gamma ray generator is as a source of gamma rays for calibration of gamma ray detectors.
Firestone; Richard B. (El Cerrito, CA), Reijonen; Jani (Princeton, NJ)
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA)
13/ 123,817
October 7, 2009
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT SUPPORT This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-AC02-05CH11231 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy to the Regents of the University of California for the operation and management of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The government has certain rights in this invention.