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APPARATUS FOR DETECTING NEUTRONS AND METHODS FOR FABRICATING SUCH APPARATUSES

United States Patent Application

20110293057
A1
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Apparatuses for detecting neutrons, and methods for fabricating such apparatuses, are provided. The neutron detection apparatus includes a cell configured to hold water. Further, the neutron detection apparatus provides a source of one or more high barns isotopes positioned in the cell and configured to absorb neutrons. Neutron absorption by the high barns isotope in the presence of water causes the formation of H.sub.2O.sub.2. Further, the presence of H.sub.2O.sub.2 in the cell indicates exposure of the cell to neutrons.
Bowen, III, Daniel Edward (Olathe, KS), Eastwood, Eric Allen (Raymore, MO), Robison, Thomas Wayne (Stiwell, KS)
HONEYWELL FEDERAL MANUFACTURING & TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Kansas City MO)
13/ 118,090
May 27, 2011
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST [0002] The U.S. Government has rights in this invention pursuant to contract number DE-NA0000622 with the United States Department of Energy.