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Title: Boron nitride solid state neutron detector

The present invention describes an apparatus useful for detecting neutrons, and particularly for detecting thermal neutrons, while remaining insensitive to gamma radiation. Neutrons are detected by direct measurement of current pulses produced by an interaction of the neutrons with hexagonal pyrolytic boron nitride.
Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1174825
Assignee:
Sandia National Laboratories (Livermore, CA) SNL-L
Patent Number(s):
6,727,504
Application Number:
09/967,143
Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000
Research Org:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-CA), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY