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High effective atomic number polymer scintillators for gamma ray spectroscopy

United States Patent

8,698,086
April 15, 2014
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A scintillator material according to one embodiment includes a bismuth-loaded aromatic polymer having an energy resolution at 662 keV of less than about 10%. A scintillator material according to another embodiment includes a bismuth-loaded aromatic polymer having a fluor incorporated therewith and an energy resolution at 662 keV of less than about 10%. Additional systems and methods are also presented.
Cherepy; Nerine Jane (Oakland, CA), Sanner; Robert Dean (Livermore, CA), Payne; Stephen Anthony (Castro Valley, CA), Rupert; Benjamin Lee (Berkeley, CA), Sturm; Benjamin Walter (Pleasanton, CA)
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
13/ 162,503
20110315885
June 16, 2011
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.