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Title: Neutron detector using lithiated glass-scintillating particle composite

Abstract

A neutron detector composed of a matrix of scintillating particles imbedded in a lithiated glass is disclosed. The neutron detector detects the neutrons by absorbing the neutron in the lithium-6 isotope which has been enriched from the natural isotopic ratio to a commercial ninety five percent. The utility of the detector is optimized by suitably selecting scintillating particle sizes in the range of the alpha and the triton. Nominal particle sizes are in the range of five to twenty five microns depending upon the specific scintillating particle selected.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [1];  [1]
  1. Knoxville, TN
  2. Knoxville, TX
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Neutron Sciences, Inc. (Knoxville, TN)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
988842
Patent Number(s):
7,582,880
Application Number:
10/393,300
Assignee:
Neutron Sciences, Inc. (Knoxville, TN)
DOE Contract Number:  
FG02-01ER83224
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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Citation Formats

Wallace, Steven, Stephan, Andrew C, Dai, Sheng, and Im, Hee-Jung. Neutron detector using lithiated glass-scintillating particle composite. United States: N. p., 2009. Web.
Wallace, Steven, Stephan, Andrew C, Dai, Sheng, & Im, Hee-Jung. Neutron detector using lithiated glass-scintillating particle composite. United States.
Wallace, Steven, Stephan, Andrew C, Dai, Sheng, and Im, Hee-Jung. Tue . "Neutron detector using lithiated glass-scintillating particle composite". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/988842.
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abstractNote = {A neutron detector composed of a matrix of scintillating particles imbedded in a lithiated glass is disclosed. The neutron detector detects the neutrons by absorbing the neutron in the lithium-6 isotope which has been enriched from the natural isotopic ratio to a commercial ninety five percent. The utility of the detector is optimized by suitably selecting scintillating particle sizes in the range of the alpha and the triton. Nominal particle sizes are in the range of five to twenty five microns depending upon the specific scintillating particle selected.},
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