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Title: Organic metal neutron detector

Abstract

A device for detecting neutrons comprises a layer of conductive polymer sandwiched between electrodes, which may be covered on each face with a neutron transmissive insulating material layer. Conventional electrodes are used for a non-imaging integrating total neutron fluence-measuring embodiment, while wire grids are used in an imaging version of the device. The change in conductivity of the polymer after exposure to a neutron flux is determined in either case to provide the desired data. Alternatively, the exposed conductive polymer layer may be treated with a chemical reagent which selectively binds to the sites altered by neutrons to produce an image of the flux detected.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. Albuquerque, NM
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
AT&T
OSTI Identifier:
866128
Patent Number(s):
4641037
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01T - MEASUREMENT OF NUCLEAR OR X-RADIATION
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-76DP00789
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
organic; metal; neutron; detector; device; detecting; neutrons; comprises; layer; conductive; polymer; sandwiched; electrodes; covered; transmissive; insulating; material; conventional; non-imaging; integrating; total; fluence-measuring; embodiment; wire; grids; imaging; version; change; conductivity; exposure; flux; determined; provide; desired; data; alternatively; exposed; treated; chemical; reagent; selectively; binds; sites; altered; produce; image; detected; material layer; detecting neutrons; insulating material; neutron flux; neutron detector; conductive polymer; wire grid; neutron fluence; chemical reagent; polymer layer; organic metal; neutron transmissive; conventional electrodes; detecting neutron; /250/

Citation Formats

Butler, Michael A, and Ginley, David S. Organic metal neutron detector. United States: N. p., 1987. Web.
Butler, Michael A, & Ginley, David S. Organic metal neutron detector. United States.
Butler, Michael A, and Ginley, David S. Thu . "Organic metal neutron detector". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/866128.
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title = {Organic metal neutron detector},
author = {Butler, Michael A and Ginley, David S},
abstractNote = {A device for detecting neutrons comprises a layer of conductive polymer sandwiched between electrodes, which may be covered on each face with a neutron transmissive insulating material layer. Conventional electrodes are used for a non-imaging integrating total neutron fluence-measuring embodiment, while wire grids are used in an imaging version of the device. The change in conductivity of the polymer after exposure to a neutron flux is determined in either case to provide the desired data. Alternatively, the exposed conductive polymer layer may be treated with a chemical reagent which selectively binds to the sites altered by neutrons to produce an image of the flux detected.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1987},
month = {1}
}

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