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Title: Apparatuses for large area radiation detection and related method

Abstract

Apparatuses and a related method relating to radiation detection are disclosed. In one embodiment, an apparatus includes a first scintillator and a second scintillator adjacent to the first scintillator, with each of the first scintillator and second scintillator being structured to generate a light pulse responsive to interacting with incident radiation. The first scintillator is further structured to experience full energy deposition of a first low-energy radiation, and permit a second higher-energy radiation to pass therethrough and interact with the second scintillator. The apparatus further includes a plurality of light-to-electrical converters operably coupled to the second scintillator and configured to convert light pulses generated by the first scintillator and the second scintillator into electrical signals. The first scintillator and the second scintillator exhibit at least one mutually different characteristic for an electronic system to determine whether a given light pulse is generated by the first scintillator or the second scintillator.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Laboratory (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1178672
Patent Number(s):
9018586
Application Number:
13/534,829
Assignee:
Batelle Energy Alliance, LLC (Idaho Falls, ID)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01T - MEASUREMENT OF NUCLEAR OR X-RADIATION
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2012 Jun 27
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Akers, Douglas W, and Drigert, Mark W. Apparatuses for large area radiation detection and related method. United States: N. p., 2015. Web.
Akers, Douglas W, & Drigert, Mark W. Apparatuses for large area radiation detection and related method. United States.
Akers, Douglas W, and Drigert, Mark W. Tue . "Apparatuses for large area radiation detection and related method". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1178672.
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