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Title: High effective atomic number polymer scintillators for gamma ray spectroscopy

Abstract

A scintillator material according to one embodiment includes a bismuth-loaded aromatic polymer having an energy resolution at 662 keV of less than about 10%. A scintillator material according to another embodiment includes a bismuth-loaded aromatic polymer having a fluor incorporated therewith and an energy resolution at 662 keV of less than about 10%. Additional systems and methods are also presented.

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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1129192
Patent Number(s):
8698086
Application Number:
13/162,503
Assignee:
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C07 - ORGANIC CHEMISTRY C07K - PEPTIDES
C - CHEMISTRY C08 - ORGANIC MACROMOLECULAR COMPOUNDS C08F - MACROMOLECULAR COMPOUNDS OBTAINED BY REACTIONS ONLY INVOLVING CARBON-TO-CARBON UNSATURATED BONDS
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-07NA27344
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2011 Jun 16
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Cherepy, Nerine Jane, Sanner, Robert Dean, Payne, Stephen Anthony, Rupert, Benjamin Lee, and Sturm, Benjamin Walter. High effective atomic number polymer scintillators for gamma ray spectroscopy. United States: N. p., 2014. Web.
Cherepy, Nerine Jane, Sanner, Robert Dean, Payne, Stephen Anthony, Rupert, Benjamin Lee, & Sturm, Benjamin Walter. High effective atomic number polymer scintillators for gamma ray spectroscopy. United States.
Cherepy, Nerine Jane, Sanner, Robert Dean, Payne, Stephen Anthony, Rupert, Benjamin Lee, and Sturm, Benjamin Walter. Tue . "High effective atomic number polymer scintillators for gamma ray spectroscopy". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1129192.
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