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Title: Long-distance transmission of light in a scintillator-based radiation detector

Abstract

Scintillator-based radiation detectors capable of transmitting light indicating the presence of radiation for long distances are disclosed herein. A radiation detector can include a scintillator layer and a light-guide layer. The scintillator layer is configured to produce light upon receiving incident radiation. The light-guide layer is configured to receive light produced by the scintillator layer and either propagate the received light through the radiation detector or absorb the received light and emit light, through fluorescence, that is propagated through the radiation detector. A radiation detector can also include an outer layer partially surrounding the scintillator layer and light-guide layer. The index of refraction of the light-guide layer can be greater than the index of refraction of adjacent layers.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1369069
Patent Number(s):
9,702,984
Application Number:
15/171,973
Assignee:
Los Alamos National Security, LLC LANL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2016 Jun 02
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Citation Formats

Dowell, Jonathan L., Talbott, Dale V., and Hehlen, Markus P.. Long-distance transmission of light in a scintillator-based radiation detector. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Dowell, Jonathan L., Talbott, Dale V., & Hehlen, Markus P.. Long-distance transmission of light in a scintillator-based radiation detector. United States.
Dowell, Jonathan L., Talbott, Dale V., and Hehlen, Markus P.. Tue . "Long-distance transmission of light in a scintillator-based radiation detector". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1369069.
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title = {Long-distance transmission of light in a scintillator-based radiation detector},
author = {Dowell, Jonathan L. and Talbott, Dale V. and Hehlen, Markus P.},
abstractNote = {Scintillator-based radiation detectors capable of transmitting light indicating the presence of radiation for long distances are disclosed herein. A radiation detector can include a scintillator layer and a light-guide layer. The scintillator layer is configured to produce light upon receiving incident radiation. The light-guide layer is configured to receive light produced by the scintillator layer and either propagate the received light through the radiation detector or absorb the received light and emit light, through fluorescence, that is propagated through the radiation detector. A radiation detector can also include an outer layer partially surrounding the scintillator layer and light-guide layer. The index of refraction of the light-guide layer can be greater than the index of refraction of adjacent layers.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Jul 11 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Tue Jul 11 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
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