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Title: Handheld dual thermal neutron detector and gamma-ray spectrometer

Abstract

A combined thermal neutron detector and gamma-ray spectrometer system, including: a first detection medium including a lithium chalcopyrite crystal operable for detecting neutrons; a gamma ray shielding material disposed adjacent to the first detection medium; a second detection medium including one of a doped metal halide, an elpasolite, and a high Z semiconductor scintillator crystal operable for detecting gamma rays; a neutron shielding material disposed adjacent to the second detection medium; and a photodetector coupled to the second detection medium also operable for detecting the gamma rays; wherein the first detection medium and the second detection medium do not overlap in an orthogonal plane to a radiation flux. Optionally, the first detection medium includes a .sup.6LiInSe.sub.2 crystal. Optionally, the second detection medium includes a SrI.sub.2(Eu) scintillation crystal.

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:
1354802
Patent Number(s):
9,638,809
Application Number:
14/453,768
Assignee:
Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC Y-12
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22800
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 Aug 07
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Stowe, Ashley C., Burger, Arnold, Bhattacharya, Pijush, and Tupitsyn, Yevgeniy. Handheld dual thermal neutron detector and gamma-ray spectrometer. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Stowe, Ashley C., Burger, Arnold, Bhattacharya, Pijush, & Tupitsyn, Yevgeniy. Handheld dual thermal neutron detector and gamma-ray spectrometer. United States.
Stowe, Ashley C., Burger, Arnold, Bhattacharya, Pijush, and Tupitsyn, Yevgeniy. Tue . "Handheld dual thermal neutron detector and gamma-ray spectrometer". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1354802.
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abstractNote = {A combined thermal neutron detector and gamma-ray spectrometer system, including: a first detection medium including a lithium chalcopyrite crystal operable for detecting neutrons; a gamma ray shielding material disposed adjacent to the first detection medium; a second detection medium including one of a doped metal halide, an elpasolite, and a high Z semiconductor scintillator crystal operable for detecting gamma rays; a neutron shielding material disposed adjacent to the second detection medium; and a photodetector coupled to the second detection medium also operable for detecting the gamma rays; wherein the first detection medium and the second detection medium do not overlap in an orthogonal plane to a radiation flux. Optionally, the first detection medium includes a .sup.6LiInSe.sub.2 crystal. Optionally, the second detection medium includes a SrI.sub.2(Eu) scintillation crystal.},
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year = {Tue May 02 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
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