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Neutron absorption detector

United States Patent

May 31, 2011
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A method of detecting an activator, the method including impinging a receptor material that is not predominately water and lacks a photoluminescent material with an activator and generating Cherenkov effect light due to the activator impinging the receptor material. The method further including identifying a characteristic of the activator based on the light.
Bell; Zane William (Oak Ridge, TN), Boatner; Lynn Allen (Oak Ridge, TN)
UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
12/ 228,661
August 14, 2008
This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-AC05-00OR22725 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.