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Title: Neutron imaging integrated circuit and method for detecting neutrons

Abstract

The present disclosure provides a neutron imaging detector and a method for detecting neutrons. In one example, a method includes providing a neutron imaging detector including plurality of memory cells and a conversion layer on the memory cells, setting one or more of the memory cells to a first charge state, positioning the neutron imaging detector in a neutron environment for a predetermined time period, and reading a state change at one of the memory cells, and measuring a charge state change at one of the plurality of memory cells from the first charge state to a second charge state less than the first charge state, where the charge state change indicates detection of neutrons at said one of the memory cells.

Inventors:
;
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc, Watertown, MA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1411399
Patent Number(s):
9,835,742
Application Number:
15/078,398
Assignee:
RADIATION MONITORING DEVICES, INC (Watertown, MA) CHO
DOE Contract Number:
SC0011880
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2016 Mar 23
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Citation Formats

Nagarkar, Vivek V., and More, Mitali J. Neutron imaging integrated circuit and method for detecting neutrons. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Nagarkar, Vivek V., & More, Mitali J. Neutron imaging integrated circuit and method for detecting neutrons. United States.
Nagarkar, Vivek V., and More, Mitali J. 2017. "Neutron imaging integrated circuit and method for detecting neutrons". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1411399.
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