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Novel Grazing Incidence Neutron Optics

Patent Abstract: 
This NASA technology is capable of broadening narrow neutron beam sources or focusing diffused ones, the optical component can target a beam on a specific area instead of bathing an object, reducing the radiation dosages typically employed in neutron tomography for clinical and security applications. The proprietary electroformed nickel replication process used to manufacture these components in volume can also be employed to mass produce neutron waveguides. Benefits -Cost Effective -Achromatic -High-resolution Commercial Applications -Security imaging -Medical imaging and treatment -Crystallography -Non-destructive testing and inspection -Explosives and landmine detection
Benefits 
applications 
Patent Number: 
8,309,944 8,575,577
Internal Laboratory Ref #: 
MSFC-QL-0052
Patent Status: 
2030-12-07
Patent Issue Date: 
January 1, 1970
Agency
NASA
Region
Southeast
State: 
Alabama
Phone: 
256-544-9151
Email: 
terry.taylor@nasa.gov
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