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Boron loaded scintillator

United States Patent

October 20, 2009
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A scintillating composition for detecting neutrons and other radiation comprises a phenyl containing silicone rubber with carborane units and at least one phosphor molecule. The carborane units can either be a carborane molecule dispersed in the rubber with the aid of a compatiblization agent or can be covalently bound to the silicone.
Bell; Zane William (Oak Ridge, TN), Brown; Gilbert Morris (Knoxville, TN), Maya; Leon (Knoxville, TN), Sloop, Jr.; Frederick Victor (Oak Ridge, TN)
UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
11/ 392,397
March 28, 2006
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH The United States Government has certain rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC05-000R22725 between the United States Department of Energy and UT-Battelle, LLC.