Accession Number : AD1005451

Title :   Li-Ion Batteries for Forensic Neutron Dosimetry

Descriptive Note : Technical Report,01 May 2011,30 Jun 2014

Corporate Author : Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc. Watertown United States

Personal Author(s) : Johnson,Erik B

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Report Date : 01 Mar 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 100

Abstract : Lithium-ion batteries are the common technology for powering portable electronics. The nuclear reactions within the batteries are sensitive to neutrons. By characterizing this dependence, neutron dose and fluence information can be determined. The dose information can be used on an individual basis to provide forensic information including evidence for exposure to special nuclear material or on a broad geographic scale, mapping out exposure conditions after a catastrophic nuclear event. The goals of the program primarily focus on the correlations of the incident neutron spectrum to isotopic changes within the battery. These changes can be determined by an activation analysis of long-lived radioactive elements created from neutron interactions.


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE