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Hybrid scintillators for neutron discrimination

United States Patent

May 12, 2015
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A composition capable of producing a unique scintillation response to neutrons and gamma rays, comprising (i) at least one surfactant; (ii) a polar hydrogen-bonding solvent; and (iii) at least one luminophore. A method including combining at least one surfactant, a polar hydrogen-bonding solvent and at least one luminophore in a scintillation cell under vacuum or an inert atmosphere.
Feng; Patrick L. (Livermore, CA), Cordaro; Joseph G. (Oakland, CA), Anstey; Mitchell R. (Oakland, CA), Morales; Alfredo M. (Livermore, CA)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
13/ 834,227
March 15, 2013
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT RIGHTS This invention was developed under Contract DE-AC04-94AL85000 between Sandia Corporation and the U.S. Department of Energy. The U.S. Government has certain rights in this invention.