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Stress reduction for pillar filled structures

United States Patent

9,121,947
September 1, 2015
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According to one embodiment, an apparatus for detecting neutrons includes an array of pillars, wherein each of the pillars comprises a rounded cross sectional shape where the cross section is taken perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the respective pillar, a cavity region between each of the pillars, and a neutron sensitive material located in each cavity region.
Nikolic; Rebecca J. (Oakland, CA), Conway; Adam (Livermore, CA), Shao; Qinghui (Fremont, CA), Voss; Lars (Livermore, CA), Cheung; Chin Li (Lincoln, NE), Dar; Mushtaq A. (Srinagar, IN)
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
13/ 742,298
20130187056
January 15, 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.