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Title: Neutron detector using sol-gel absorber

Abstract

An neutron detector composed of fissionable material having ions of lithium, uranium, thorium, plutonium, or neptunium, contained within a glass film fabricated using a sol-gel method combined with a particle detector is disclosed. When the glass film is bombarded with neutrons, the fissionable material emits fission particles and electrons. Prompt emitting activated elements yielding a high energy electron contained within a sol-gel glass film in combination with a particle detector is also disclosed. The emissions resulting from neutron bombardment can then be detected using standard UV and particle detection methods well known in the art, such as microchannel plates, channeltrons, and silicon avalanche photodiodes.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [2]
  1. (Oak Ridge, TN)
  2. (Knoxville, TN)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
LOCKHEED MARTIN ENERGY RES COR
OSTI Identifier:
872613
Patent Number(s):
US 5973328
Assignee:
Lockheed Martin Energy Research Corporation (Oak Ridge, TN) ORNL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-96OR22464
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
neutron; detector; sol-gel; absorber; composed; fissionable; material; lithium; uranium; thorium; plutonium; neptunium; contained; glass; film; fabricated; method; combined; particle; disclosed; bombarded; neutrons; emits; fission; particles; electrons; prompt; emitting; activated; elements; yielding; energy; electron; combination; emissions; resulting; bombardment; detected; standard; detection; methods; microchannel; plates; channeltrons; silicon; avalanche; photodiodes; channel plate; particle detection; neutron bombardment; detection methods; detection method; neutron detector; fissionable material; microchannel plate; particle detector; energy electron; microchannel plates; glass film; sol-gel method; sol-gel glass; /250/376/

Citation Formats

Hiller, John M., Wallace, Steven A., and Dai, Sheng. Neutron detector using sol-gel absorber. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Hiller, John M., Wallace, Steven A., & Dai, Sheng. Neutron detector using sol-gel absorber. United States.
Hiller, John M., Wallace, Steven A., and Dai, Sheng. Fri . "Neutron detector using sol-gel absorber". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/872613.
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title = {Neutron detector using sol-gel absorber},
author = {Hiller, John M. and Wallace, Steven A. and Dai, Sheng},
abstractNote = {An neutron detector composed of fissionable material having ions of lithium, uranium, thorium, plutonium, or neptunium, contained within a glass film fabricated using a sol-gel method combined with a particle detector is disclosed. When the glass film is bombarded with neutrons, the fissionable material emits fission particles and electrons. Prompt emitting activated elements yielding a high energy electron contained within a sol-gel glass film in combination with a particle detector is also disclosed. The emissions resulting from neutron bombardment can then be detected using standard UV and particle detection methods well known in the art, such as microchannel plates, channeltrons, and silicon avalanche photodiodes.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {Fri Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1999},
month = {Fri Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1999}
}

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