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Title: High-symmetry organic scintillator systems

Abstract

An ionizing radiation detector or scintillator system includes a scintillating material comprising an organic crystalline compound selected to generate photons in response to the passage of ionizing radiation. The organic compound has a crystalline symmetry of higher order than monoclinic, for example an orthorhombic, trigonal, tetragonal, hexagonal, or cubic symmetry. A photodetector is optically coupled to the scintillating material, and configured to generate electronic signals having pulse shapes based on the photons generated in the scintillating material. A discriminator is coupled to the photon detector, and configured to discriminate between neutrons and gamma rays in the ionizing radiation based on the pulse shapes of the output signals.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC, Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1426759
Patent Number(s):
9,915,740
Application Number:
15/592,002
Assignee:
National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC (Albuquerque, NM) SNL
DOE Contract Number:  
NA0003525
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2017 May 10
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Feng, Patrick L. High-symmetry organic scintillator systems. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
Feng, Patrick L. High-symmetry organic scintillator systems. United States.
Feng, Patrick L. Tue . "High-symmetry organic scintillator systems". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1426759.
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abstractNote = {An ionizing radiation detector or scintillator system includes a scintillating material comprising an organic crystalline compound selected to generate photons in response to the passage of ionizing radiation. The organic compound has a crystalline symmetry of higher order than monoclinic, for example an orthorhombic, trigonal, tetragonal, hexagonal, or cubic symmetry. A photodetector is optically coupled to the scintillating material, and configured to generate electronic signals having pulse shapes based on the photons generated in the scintillating material. A discriminator is coupled to the photon detector, and configured to discriminate between neutrons and gamma rays in the ionizing radiation based on the pulse shapes of the output signals.},
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year = {Tue Mar 13 00:00:00 EDT 2018},
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