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Title: Neutron absorption detector

Abstract

A method of detecting an activator, the method including impinging a receptor material that is not predominately water and lacks a photoluminescent material with an activator and generating Cherenkov effect light due to the activator impinging the receptor material. The method further including identifying a characteristic of the activator based on the light.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. Oak Ridge, TN
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
UT-Battelle LLC/ORNL, Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1016736
Patent Number(s):
7952075
Application Number:
12/228,661
Assignee:
UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01T - MEASUREMENT OF NUCLEAR OR X-RADIATION
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Citation Formats

Bell, Zane William, and Boatner, Lynn Allen. Neutron absorption detector. United States: N. p., 2011. Web.
Bell, Zane William, & Boatner, Lynn Allen. Neutron absorption detector. United States.
Bell, Zane William, and Boatner, Lynn Allen. Tue . "Neutron absorption detector". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1016736.
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