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Plastic scintillator with effective pulse shape discrimination for neutron and gamma detection

United States Patent

9,309,456
April 12, 2016
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In one embodiment, a scintillator material includes a polymer matrix; and a primary dye in the polymer matrix, the primary dye being a fluorescent dye, the primary dye being present in an amount of 5 wt % or more; wherein the scintillator material exhibits an optical response signature for neutrons that is different than an optical response signature for gamma rays. In another embodiment, a scintillator material includes a polymer matrix; and a primary dye in the polymer matrix, the primary dye being a fluorescent dye, the primary dye being present in an amount greater than 10 wt %.
Zaitseva; Natalia P. (Livermore, CA), Carman; M Leslie (San Ramon, CA), Cherepy; Nerine (Oakland, CA), Glenn; Andrew M. (Livermore, CA), Hamel; Sebastien (Livermore, CA), Payne; Stephen A. (Castro Valley, CA), Rupert; Benjamin L. (Berkeley, CA)
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
13/ 437,836
20140027646
April 2, 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.