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Title: Plastic scintillator with effective pulse shape discrimination for neutron and gamma detection

Abstract

In one embodiment, a scintillator material includes a polymer matrix; and a primary dye in the polymer matrix, the primary dye being a fluorescent dye, the primary dye being present in an amount of 5 wt % or more; wherein the scintillator material exhibits an optical response signature for neutrons that is different than an optical response signature for gamma rays. In another embodiment, a scintillator material includes a polymer matrix; and a primary dye in the polymer matrix, the primary dye being a fluorescent dye, the primary dye being present in an amount greater than 10 wt %.

Inventors:
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Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1246917
Patent Number(s):
9309456
Application Number:
13/437,836
Assignee:
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01T - MEASUREMENT OF NUCLEAR OR X-RADIATION
C - CHEMISTRY C09 - DYES C09K - MATERIALS FOR MISCELLANEOUS APPLICATIONS, NOT PROVIDED FOR ELSEWHERE
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-07NA27344
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2012 Apr 02
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Zaitseva, Natalia P., Carman, M Leslie, Cherepy, Nerine, Glenn, Andrew M., Hamel, Sebastien, Payne, Stephen A., and Rupert, Benjamin L. Plastic scintillator with effective pulse shape discrimination for neutron and gamma detection. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Zaitseva, Natalia P., Carman, M Leslie, Cherepy, Nerine, Glenn, Andrew M., Hamel, Sebastien, Payne, Stephen A., & Rupert, Benjamin L. Plastic scintillator with effective pulse shape discrimination for neutron and gamma detection. United States.
Zaitseva, Natalia P., Carman, M Leslie, Cherepy, Nerine, Glenn, Andrew M., Hamel, Sebastien, Payne, Stephen A., and Rupert, Benjamin L. Tue . "Plastic scintillator with effective pulse shape discrimination for neutron and gamma detection". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1246917.
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