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Neutron detectors comprising ultra-thin layers of boron powder

United States Patent

July 23, 2013
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High-efficiency neutron detector substrate assemblies comprising a first conductive substrate, wherein a first side of the substrate is in direct contact with a first layer of a powder material having a thickness of from about 50 nm to about 250 nm and comprising .sup.10boron, .sup.10boron carbide or combinations thereof, and wherein a conductive material is in proximity to the first layer of powder material; and processes of making said neutron detector substrate assemblies.
Wang; Zhehul (Los Alamos, NM), Morris; Christopher (Los Alamos, NM)
Los Alamos National Security, LLC (Los Alamos, NM)
12/ 963,492
December 8, 2010
STATEMENT OF FEDERAL RIGHTS The United States government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC52-06NA25396 between the United States Department of Energy and Los Alamos National Security, LLC for the operation of Los Alamos National Laboratory.