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Title: Solution-grown crystals for neutron radiation detectors, and methods of solution growth

Abstract

A method according to one embodiment includes growing an organic crystal from solution, the organic crystal exhibiting a signal response signature for neutrons from a radioactive source. A system according to one embodiment includes an organic crystal having physical characteristics of formation from solution, the organic crystal exhibiting a signal response signature for neutrons from a radioactive source; and a photodetector for detecting the signal response of the organic crystal. A method according to another embodiment includes growing an organic crystal from solution, the organic crystal being large enough to exhibit a detectable signal response signature for neutrons from a radioactive source. An organic crystal according to another embodiment includes an organic crystal having physical characteristics of formation from solution, the organic crystal exhibiting a signal response signature for neutrons from a radioactive source, wherein the organic crystal has a length of greater than about 1 mm in one dimension.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1054084
Patent Number(s):
8207507
Application Number:
US patent applicaiton 12/418,434
Assignee:
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C30 - CRYSTAL GROWTH C30B - SINGLE-CRYSTAL-GROWTH
C - CHEMISTRY C07 - ORGANIC CHEMISTRY C07C - ACYCLIC OR CARBOCYCLIC COMPOUNDS
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-07NA27344
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Citation Formats

Zaitseva, Natalia P, Hull, Giulia, Cherepy, Nerine J, Payne, Stephen A, and Stoeffl, Wolfgang. Solution-grown crystals for neutron radiation detectors, and methods of solution growth. United States: N. p., 2012. Web.
Zaitseva, Natalia P, Hull, Giulia, Cherepy, Nerine J, Payne, Stephen A, & Stoeffl, Wolfgang. Solution-grown crystals for neutron radiation detectors, and methods of solution growth. United States.
Zaitseva, Natalia P, Hull, Giulia, Cherepy, Nerine J, Payne, Stephen A, and Stoeffl, Wolfgang. Tue . "Solution-grown crystals for neutron radiation detectors, and methods of solution growth". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1054084.
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abstractNote = {A method according to one embodiment includes growing an organic crystal from solution, the organic crystal exhibiting a signal response signature for neutrons from a radioactive source. A system according to one embodiment includes an organic crystal having physical characteristics of formation from solution, the organic crystal exhibiting a signal response signature for neutrons from a radioactive source; and a photodetector for detecting the signal response of the organic crystal. A method according to another embodiment includes growing an organic crystal from solution, the organic crystal being large enough to exhibit a detectable signal response signature for neutrons from a radioactive source. An organic crystal according to another embodiment includes an organic crystal having physical characteristics of formation from solution, the organic crystal exhibiting a signal response signature for neutrons from a radioactive source, wherein the organic crystal has a length of greater than about 1 mm in one dimension.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2012},
month = {6}
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