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Non-streaming high-efficiency perforated semiconductor neutron detectors, methods of making same and measuring wand and detector modules utilizing same

United States Patent

7,855,372
December 21, 2010
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Non-streaming high-efficiency perforated semiconductor neutron detectors, method of making same and measuring wands and detector modules utilizing same are disclosed. The detectors have improved mechanical structure, flattened angular detector responses, and reduced leakage current. A plurality of such detectors can be assembled into imaging arrays, and can be used for neutron radiography, remote neutron sensing, cold neutron imaging, SNM monitoring, and various other applications.
McGregor; Douglas S. (Riley, KS), Shultis; John K. (Manhattan, KS), Rice; Blake B. (Manhattan, KS), McNeil; Walter J. (Winnfield, KS), Solomon; Clell J. (Wichita, KS), Patterson; Eric L. (Manhattan, KS), Bellinger; Steven L. (Manhattan, KS)
Kansas State University Research Foundation (Manhattan, KS)
12/ 293,131
20090302231
March 16, 2007
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with Government support under DTRA contract DTRA-01-03-C-0051, National Science Foundation IMR-MIP Grant No. 0412208, and U.S. Department of Energy NEER Grant DE-FG07-041D14599. The United States Government has certain rights in this invention.