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Neutron imaging integrated circuit and method for detecting neutrons

United States Patent

December 5, 2017
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The present disclosure provides a neutron imaging detector and a method for detecting neutrons. In one example, a method includes providing a neutron imaging detector including plurality of memory cells and a conversion layer on the memory cells, setting one or more of the memory cells to a first charge state, positioning the neutron imaging detector in a neutron environment for a predetermined time period, and reading a state change at one of the memory cells, and measuring a charge state change at one of the plurality of memory cells from the first charge state to a second charge state less than the first charge state, where the charge state change indicates detection of neutrons at said one of the memory cells.
Nagarkar; Vivek V. (Weston, MA), More; Mitali J. (Bedford, MA)
15/ 078,398
March 23, 2016
STATEMENT OF FEDERALLY FUNDED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT The invention was supported, in whole or in part, by contract DE-SC0011880 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.