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Title: Hybrid scintillators for neutron discrimination

A composition capable of producing a unique scintillation response to neutrons and gamma rays, comprising (i) at least one surfactant; (ii) a polar hydrogen-bonding solvent; and (iii) at least one luminophore. A method including combining at least one surfactant, a polar hydrogen-bonding solvent and at least one luminophore in a scintillation cell under vacuum or an inert atmosphere.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1179225
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM) SSO
Patent Number(s):
9,029,807
Application Number:
13/834,227
Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 Mar 15
Research Org:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Other works cited in this record:

A new water-based liquid scintillator and potential applications
journal, December 2011
  • Yeh, M.; Hans, S.; Beriguete, W.
  • Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, Vol. 660, Issue 1, p. 51-56
  • DOI: 10.1016/j.nima.2011.08.040

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