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Title: High-efficiency organic glass scintillators

Abstract

A new family of neutron/gamma discriminating scintillators is disclosed that comprises stable organic glasses that may be melt-cast into transparent monoliths. These materials have been shown to provide light yields greater than solution-grown trans-stilbene crystals and efficient PSD capabilities when combined with 0.01 to 0.05% by weight of the total composition of a wavelength-shifting fluorophore. Photoluminescence measurements reveal fluorescence quantum yields that are 2 to 5 times greater than conventional plastic or liquid scintillator matrices, which accounts for the superior light yield of these glasses. The unique combination of high scintillation light-yields, efficient neutron/gamma PSD, and straightforward scale-up via melt-casting distinguishes the developed organic glasses from existing scintillators.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1414412
Patent Number(s):
9,845,334
Application Number:
15/289,611
Assignee:
National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC (Albuquerque, NM) SNL-A
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2016 Oct 10
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Feng, Patrick L., and Carlson, Joseph S.. High-efficiency organic glass scintillators. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Feng, Patrick L., & Carlson, Joseph S.. High-efficiency organic glass scintillators. United States.
Feng, Patrick L., and Carlson, Joseph S.. Tue . "High-efficiency organic glass scintillators". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1414412.
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