skip to main content
OSTI.GOV title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

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.. Tue . "Neutron imaging integrated circuit and method for detecting neutrons". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1411399.
@article{osti_1411399,
title = {Neutron imaging integrated circuit and method for detecting neutrons},
author = {Nagarkar, Vivek V. and More, Mitali J.},
abstractNote = {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.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Tue Dec 05 00:00:00 EST 2017},
month = {Tue Dec 05 00:00:00 EST 2017}
}

Patent:

Save / Share: