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Title: Scintillator based fiber optic plate for neutron imaging applications and the like

Abstract

A chalcopyrite, colquiriite, neutron absorber loaded glass, or plastic scintillator based fiber optic plate for use in a neutron imaging system, including: a plurality of optical fiber segments disposed side-by-side adjacent to one another in a parallel array; and a binder material disposed between and coupling the plurality of optical fiber segments together. A diffuse reflective material is optically coupled to the plurality of first ends of the plurality of optical fiber segments. An optical detector device is optically coupled to the plurality of second ends of the plurality of optical fiber segments opposite the diffuse reflective material. Optionally, the fiber optic plate further includes a diffuse reflective material disposed one or more of on an exterior surface of each of the plurality of optical fiber segments and between the plurality of optical fiber segments.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC, Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1492027
Patent Number(s):
10,114,131
Application Number:
15/862,996
Assignee:
Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
DOE Contract Number:  
NA0001942
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2018 Jan 05
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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Citation Formats

Preston, Jeffrey R., Stowe, Ashley C., and Wiggins, Brenden W. Scintillator based fiber optic plate for neutron imaging applications and the like. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
Preston, Jeffrey R., Stowe, Ashley C., & Wiggins, Brenden W. Scintillator based fiber optic plate for neutron imaging applications and the like. United States.
Preston, Jeffrey R., Stowe, Ashley C., and Wiggins, Brenden W. Tue . "Scintillator based fiber optic plate for neutron imaging applications and the like". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1492027.
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