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Title: Organic metal neutron detector

Abstract

A device for detection of neutrons comprises: as an active neutron sensing element, a conductive organic polymer having an electrical conductivity and a cross-section for said neutrons whereby a detectable change in said conductivity is caused by impingement of said neutrons on the conductive organic polymer which is responsive to a property of said polymer which is altered by impingement of said neutrons on the polymer; and means for associating a change in said alterable property with the presence of neutrons at the location of said device.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
5205514
Application Number:
ON: DE85017773
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy SNL; ERA-10-049570; EDB-85-157846
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-76DP00789
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; NEUTRON DETECTORS; ORGANOMETALLIC COMPOUNDS; ELECTRIC CONDUCTIVITY; POLYMERS; ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES; MEASURING INSTRUMENTS; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; PHYSICAL PROPERTIES; RADIATION DETECTORS; 440101* - Radiation Instrumentation- General Detectors or Monitors & Radiometric Instruments

Citation Formats

Butler, M.A., and Ginley, D.S. Organic metal neutron detector. United States: N. p., 1984. Web.
Butler, M.A., & Ginley, D.S. Organic metal neutron detector. United States.
Butler, M.A., and Ginley, D.S. Wed . "Organic metal neutron detector". United States.
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abstractNote = {A device for detection of neutrons comprises: as an active neutron sensing element, a conductive organic polymer having an electrical conductivity and a cross-section for said neutrons whereby a detectable change in said conductivity is caused by impingement of said neutrons on the conductive organic polymer which is responsive to a property of said polymer which is altered by impingement of said neutrons on the polymer; and means for associating a change in said alterable property with the presence of neutrons at the location of said device.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1984},
month = {11}
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