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Lithium-containing scintillators for thermal neutron, fast neutron, and gamma detection

United States Patent

March 1, 2016
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In one embodiment, a scintillator includes a scintillator material; a primary fluor, and a Li-containing compound, where the Li-containing compound is soluble in the primary fluor, and where the scintillator exhibits an optical response signature for thermal neutrons that is different than an optical response signature for fast neutrons and gamma rays.
Zaitseva; Natalia P. (Livermore, CA), Carman; M. Leslie (San Ramon, CA), Faust; Michelle A. (Woodland, CA), Glenn; Andrew M. (Livermore, CA), Martinez; H. Paul (Livermore, CA), Payne; Stephen A. (Castro Valley, CA)
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
14/ 253,754
April 15, 2014
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.