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A1MgB.sub.14 and related icosahedral boride semiconducting materials for neutron sensing applications

United States Patent

May 20, 2008
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Boride-Rich Boron Material for Neutron Detection
A neutron detecting and method of use for a semiconducting material having a formula of M1M2B.sub.14 where M1 is aluminum, magnesium, silver, sodium or scandium and M2 is boron, chromium, erbium, holmium, lithium, magnesium, thulium, titanium, yttrium, or gadolinium.
Cook; Bruce A. (Ankeny, IA), Snyder; John Evan (Penarth, GB), Constant; Alan P. (Ames, IA), Tian; Yun (Ames, IA)
Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc. (Ames, IA)
11/ 422,629
June 7, 2006
GRANT REFERENCE This invention was partially funded by DOE Contract No. W-7405-Eng-82. The government may have certain rights in the invention.