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Title: High spatial resolution particle detectors

Abstract

Disclosed below are representative embodiments of methods, apparatus, and systems for detecting particles, such as radiation or charged particles. One exemplary embodiment disclosed herein is particle detector comprising an optical fiber with a first end and second end opposite the first end. The optical fiber of this embodiment further comprises a doped region at the first end and a non-doped region adjacent to the doped region. The doped region of the optical fiber is configured to scintillate upon interaction with a target particle, thereby generating one or more photons that propagate through the optical fiber and to the second end. Embodiments of the disclosed technology can be used in a variety of applications, including associated particle imaging and cold neutron scattering.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1223102
Patent Number(s):
9,158,008
Application Number:
13/600,084
Assignee:
UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2012 Aug 30
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Citation Formats

Boatner, Lynn A., and Mihalczo, John T. High spatial resolution particle detectors. United States: N. p., 2015. Web.
Boatner, Lynn A., & Mihalczo, John T. High spatial resolution particle detectors. United States.
Boatner, Lynn A., and Mihalczo, John T. Tue . "High spatial resolution particle detectors". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1223102.
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