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Solution-grown crystals for neutron radiation detectors, and methods of solution growth

United States Patent

8,872,125
October 28, 2014
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An organic crystal according to one embodiment includes an organic crystal comprising diphenylacetylene and stilbene or a stilbene derivative, the crystal having physical characteristics of formation from solution, the organic crystal exhibiting a signal response signature for neutrons from a radioactive source. A system according to one embodiment includes an organic crystal comprising diphenylacetylene and stilbene or a stilbene derivative, the crystal having physical characteristics of formation from solution, the organic crystal exhibiting a signal response signature for neutrons from a radioactive source; and a photodetector for detecting the signal response of the organic crystal. Methods of making such crystals are also provided.
Zaitseva; Natalia (Livermore, CA), Carman; M. Leslie (San Ramon, CA), Payne; Steve (Castro Valley, CA)
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
13/ 477,910
20120326042
May 22, 2012
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC52-07NA27344 between the United States Department of Energy and Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.