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Title: Bulk semiconducting scintillator device for radiation detection

Abstract

A bulk semiconducting scintillator device, including: a Li-containing semiconductor compound of general composition Li-III-VI.sub.2, wherein III is a Group III element and VI is a Group VI element; wherein the Li-containing semiconductor compound is used in one or more of a first mode and a second mode, wherein: in the first mode, the Li-containing semiconductor compound is coupled to an electrical circuit under bias operable for measuring electron-hole pairs in the Li-containing semiconductor compound in the presence of neutrons and the Li-containing semiconductor compound is also coupled to current detection electronics operable for detecting a corresponding current in the Li-containing semiconductor compound; and, in the second mode, the Li-containing semiconductor compound is coupled to a photodetector operable for detecting photons generated in the Li-containing semiconductor compound in the presence of the neutrons.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant (Y-12), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1311824
Patent Number(s):
9,429,662
Application Number:
14/230,822
Assignee:
Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22800
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 Mar 31
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Citation Formats

Stowe, Ashley C., Burger, Arnold, and Groza, Michael. Bulk semiconducting scintillator device for radiation detection. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Stowe, Ashley C., Burger, Arnold, & Groza, Michael. Bulk semiconducting scintillator device for radiation detection. United States.
Stowe, Ashley C., Burger, Arnold, and Groza, Michael. Tue . "Bulk semiconducting scintillator device for radiation detection". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1311824.
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