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Title: Lithium-loaded liquid scintillators

Abstract

The invention is directed to a liquid scintillating composition containing (i) one or more non-polar organic solvents; (ii) (lithium-6)-containing nanoparticles having a size of up to 10 nm and surface-capped by hydrophobic molecules; and (iii) one or more fluorophores. The invention is also directed to a liquid scintillator containing the above composition.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [1]
  1. Knoxville, TN
  2. Mersin, TR
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1042650
Patent Number(s):
8177998
Application Number:
12/605,408
Assignee:
UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C09 - DYES C09K - MATERIALS FOR MISCELLANEOUS APPLICATIONS, NOT PROVIDED FOR ELSEWHERE
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:
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Citation Formats

Dai, Sheng, Kesanli, Banu, and Neal, John S. Lithium-loaded liquid scintillators. United States: N. p., 2012. Web.
Dai, Sheng, Kesanli, Banu, & Neal, John S. Lithium-loaded liquid scintillators. United States.
Dai, Sheng, Kesanli, Banu, and Neal, John S. Tue . "Lithium-loaded liquid scintillators". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1042650.
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year = {2012},
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6Li‐loaded liquid scintillators with pulse shape discrimination
journal, April 1979


Nanocrystal-based Scintillators for Radiation Detection
conference, January 2002


A New Liquid Scintillator for Thermal Neutron Detection
journal, September 1964


Lithium Loaded Liquid Scintillator
journal, September 1961


Thermal neutron detection and identification in a large volume with a new lithium-6 loaded liquid scintillator
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