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Binderless composite scintillator for neutron detection

United States Patent

7,501,077
March 10, 2009
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Composite scintillator material consisting of a binderless sintered mixture of a Lithium (Li) compound containing .sup.6Li as the neutron converter and Y.sub.2SiO.sub.5:Ce as the scintillation phosphor, and the use of this material as a method for neutron detection. Other embodiments of the invention include various other Li compounds.
Hodges; Jason P. (Knoxville, TN), Crow, Jr.; M. Lowell (Oak Ridge, TN), Cooper; Ronald G. (Oak Ridge, TN)
UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
11/ 467,625
August 28, 2006
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH This invention was made with United States Government support under Contract No. DE-AC05-00OR22725 between the United States Department of Energy and U.T. Battelle, LLC. The United States Government has certain rights in this invention.