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Title: Pocked surface neutron detector

Abstract

The detection efficiency, or sensitivity, of a neutron detector material such as of Si, SiC, amorphous Si, GaAs, or diamond is substantially increased by forming one or more cavities, or holes, in its surface. A neutron reactive material such as of elemental, or any compound of, .sup.10 B, .sup.6 Li, .sup.6 LiF, U, or Gd is deposited on the surface of the detector material so as to be disposed within the cavities therein. The portions of the neutron reactive material extending into the detector material substantially increase the probability of an energetic neutron reaction product in the form of a charged particle being directed into and detected by the neutron detector material.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. (Whitmore Lake, MI)
  2. (Bolingbrook, IL)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Argonne, IL
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
921445
Patent Number(s):
6,545,281
Application Number:
09/899,201
Assignee:
The United States of America as represented by the United States Department of Energy (Washington, DC) CHO
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-98CH10913
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

McGregor, Douglas, and Klann, Raymond. Pocked surface neutron detector. United States: N. p., 2003. Web.
McGregor, Douglas, & Klann, Raymond. Pocked surface neutron detector. United States.
McGregor, Douglas, and Klann, Raymond. Tue . "Pocked surface neutron detector". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/921445.
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abstractNote = {The detection efficiency, or sensitivity, of a neutron detector material such as of Si, SiC, amorphous Si, GaAs, or diamond is substantially increased by forming one or more cavities, or holes, in its surface. A neutron reactive material such as of elemental, or any compound of, .sup.10 B, .sup.6 Li, .sup.6 LiF, U, or Gd is deposited on the surface of the detector material so as to be disposed within the cavities therein. The portions of the neutron reactive material extending into the detector material substantially increase the probability of an energetic neutron reaction product in the form of a charged particle being directed into and detected by the neutron detector material.},
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year = {2003},
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