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Title: Plastic scintillators with high loading of one or more metal carboxylates

Abstract

In one embodiment, a material includes at least one metal compound incorporated into a polymeric matrix, where the metal compound includes a metal and one or more carboxylate ligands, where at least one of the one or more carboxylate ligands includes a tertiary butyl group, and where the material is optically transparent. In another embodiment, a method includes: processing pulse traces corresponding to light pulses from a scintillator material; and outputting a result of the processing, where the scintillator material comprises at least one metal compound incorporated into a polymeric matrix, the at least one metal compound including a metal and one or more carboxylate ligands, where at least one of the one or more carboxylate ligands has a tertiary butyl group, and where the scintillator material is optically transparent and has an energy resolution at 662 keV of less than about 20%.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1236347
Patent Number(s):
9234968
Application Number:
14/512,210
Assignee:
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C09 - DYES C09K - MATERIALS FOR MISCELLANEOUS APPLICATIONS, NOT PROVIDED FOR ELSEWHERE
C - CHEMISTRY C08 - ORGANIC MACROMOLECULAR COMPOUNDS C08J - WORKING-UP
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-07NA27344
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 Oct 10
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 38 RADIATION CHEMISTRY, RADIOCHEMISTRY, AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY

Citation Formats

Cherepy, Nerine, and Sanner, Robert Dean. Plastic scintillators with high loading of one or more metal carboxylates. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Cherepy, Nerine, & Sanner, Robert Dean. Plastic scintillators with high loading of one or more metal carboxylates. United States.
Cherepy, Nerine, and Sanner, Robert Dean. Tue . "Plastic scintillators with high loading of one or more metal carboxylates". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1236347.
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