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High-symmetry organic scintillator systems

United States Patent

9,678,225
June 13, 2017
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An ionizing radiation detector or scintillator system includes a scintillating material comprising an organic crystalline compound selected to generate photons in response to the passage of ionizing radiation. The organic compound has a crystalline symmetry of higher order than monoclinic, for example an orthorhombic, trigonal, tetragonal, hexagonal, or cubic symmetry. A photodetector is optically coupled to the scintillating material, and configured to generate electronic signals having pulse shapes based on the photons generated in the scintillating material. A discriminator is coupled to the photon detector, and configured to discriminate between neutrons and gamma rays in the ionizing radiation based on the pulse shapes of the output signals.
Feng; Patrick L. (Livermore, CA)
National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC (Albuquerque, NM)
14/ 537,466
November 10, 2014
STATEMENT REGARDING RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT This invention was developed under Contract DE-AC04-94AL85000 between Sandia Corporation and the U.S. Department of Energy. The U.S. Government has certain rights in this invention.