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Compounds for neutron radiation detectors and systems thereof

United States Patent

May 27, 2014
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A material according to one embodiment exhibits an optical response signature for neutrons that is different than an optical response signature for gamma rays, said material exhibiting performance comparable to or superior to stilbene in terms of distinguishing neutrons from gamma rays, wherein the material is not stilbene, the material comprising a molecule selected from a group consisting of: two or more benzene rings, one or more benzene rings with a carboxylic acid group, one or more benzene rings with at least one double bound adjacent to said benzene ring, and one or more benzene rings for which at least one atom in the benzene ring is not carbon.
Payne; Stephen A. (Castro Valley, CA), Stoeffl; Wolfgang (Livermore, CA), Zaitseva; Natalia P. (Livermore, CA), Cherepy; Nerine J. (Oakland, CA), Carman; M. Leslie (San Ramon, CA)
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC. (Livermore, CA)
13/ 736,898
January 8, 2013
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.