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Compounds for neutron radiation detectors and systems thereof

United States Patent

9,429,663
August 30, 2016
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A composition of matter includes an organic molecule having a composition different than stilbene. The organic molecule is embodied as a crystal, and exhibits: an optical response signature for neutrons; an optical response signature for gamma rays, and performance comparable to or superior to stilbene in terms of distinguishing neutrons from gamma rays. The optical response signature for neutrons is different than the optical response signature for gamma rays.
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)
14/ 248,951
20140291532
April 9, 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.