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Directional radiation detectors

United States Patent

9,759,823
September 12, 2017
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Directional radiation detectors and systems, methods, and computer-readable media for using directional radiation detectors to locate a radiation source are provided herein. A directional radiation detector includes a radiation sensor. A radiation attenuator partially surrounds the radiation sensor and defines an aperture through which incident radiation is received by the radiation sensor. The aperture is positioned such that when incident radiation is received directly through the aperture and by the radiation sensor, a source of the incident radiation is located within a solid angle defined by the aperture. The radiation sensor senses at least one of alpha particles, beta particles, gamma particles, or neutrons.
Dowell; L. Jonathan (Los Alamos, NM)
Los Alamos National Security, LLC (Los Alamos, NM)
14/ 328,535
July 10, 2014
ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF GOVERNMENT SUPPORT This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DEAC52-06NA25396 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.