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Title: Scintillator assembly for alpha radiation detection and method of making the assembly

Abstract

A scintillator assembly for use in the detection of alpha radiation includes a body of optically-transparent epoxy and an amount of phosphor particles embedded within the body adjacent one surface thereof. When making the body, the phosphor particles are mixed with the epoxy when in an uncured condition and permitted to settle to the bottom surface of a mold within which the epoxy/phosphor mixture is contained. When the mixture subsequently cures to form a hardened body, the one surface of the body which cured against the bottom surface of the mold is coated with a thin layer of opaque material for preventing ambient light form entering the body through the one surface. The layer of opaque material is thereafter coated with a layer of protective material to provide the assembly with a damage-resistant entrance window. 6 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
7117775
Patent Number(s):
5149971 A
Application Number:
PPN: US 7-642252
Assignee:
Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Inc., Oak Ridge, TN (United States) PTO; EDB-94-090371
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-84OR21400
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 16 Jan 1991
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; ALPHA DETECTION; SOLID SCINTILLATION DETECTORS; DESIGN; COATINGS; EPOXIDES; PHOSPHORS; CHARGED PARTICLE DETECTION; DETECTION; MEASURING INSTRUMENTS; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; ORGANIC OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; RADIATION DETECTION; RADIATION DETECTORS; SCINTILLATION COUNTERS; 440101* - Radiation Instrumentation- General Detectors or Monitors & Radiometric Instruments

Citation Formats

McElhaney, S.A., Bauer, M.L., and Chiles, M.M. Scintillator assembly for alpha radiation detection and method of making the assembly. United States: N. p., 1992. Web.
McElhaney, S.A., Bauer, M.L., & Chiles, M.M. Scintillator assembly for alpha radiation detection and method of making the assembly. United States.
McElhaney, S.A., Bauer, M.L., and Chiles, M.M. Tue . "Scintillator assembly for alpha radiation detection and method of making the assembly". United States.
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abstractNote = {A scintillator assembly for use in the detection of alpha radiation includes a body of optically-transparent epoxy and an amount of phosphor particles embedded within the body adjacent one surface thereof. When making the body, the phosphor particles are mixed with the epoxy when in an uncured condition and permitted to settle to the bottom surface of a mold within which the epoxy/phosphor mixture is contained. When the mixture subsequently cures to form a hardened body, the one surface of the body which cured against the bottom surface of the mold is coated with a thin layer of opaque material for preventing ambient light form entering the body through the one surface. The layer of opaque material is thereafter coated with a layer of protective material to provide the assembly with a damage-resistant entrance window. 6 figs.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1992},
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