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Title: Neutron imaging systems utilizing lithium-containing semiconductor crystals

Abstract

A neutron imaging system, including: a plurality of Li-III-VI.sub.2 semiconductor crystals arranged in an array, wherein III represents a Group III element and VI represents a Group VI element; and electronics operable for detecting and a charge in each of the plurality of crystals in the presence of neutrons and for imaging the neutrons. Each of the crystals is formed by: melting the Group III element; adding the Li to the melted Group III element at a rate that allows the Li and Group III element to react, thereby providing a single phase Li-III compound; and adding the Group VI element to the single phase Li-III compound and heating. Optionally, each of the crystals is also formed by doping with a Group IV element activator.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant (Y-12), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1353068
Patent Number(s):
9,632,190
Application Number:
14/230,372
Assignee:
Consolidates Nuclear Security, LLC Y-12
DOE Contract Number:
AC05-00OR22800
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 Mar 31
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Stowe, Ashley C., and Burger, Arnold. Neutron imaging systems utilizing lithium-containing semiconductor crystals. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Stowe, Ashley C., & Burger, Arnold. Neutron imaging systems utilizing lithium-containing semiconductor crystals. United States.
Stowe, Ashley C., and Burger, Arnold. 2017. "Neutron imaging systems utilizing lithium-containing semiconductor crystals". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1353068.
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abstractNote = {A neutron imaging system, including: a plurality of Li-III-VI.sub.2 semiconductor crystals arranged in an array, wherein III represents a Group III element and VI represents a Group VI element; and electronics operable for detecting and a charge in each of the plurality of crystals in the presence of neutrons and for imaging the neutrons. Each of the crystals is formed by: melting the Group III element; adding the Li to the melted Group III element at a rate that allows the Li and Group III element to react, thereby providing a single phase Li-III compound; and adding the Group VI element to the single phase Li-III compound and heating. Optionally, each of the crystals is also formed by doping with a Group IV element activator.},
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