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SOLUTION-GROWN CRYSTALS FOR NEUTRON RADIATION DETECTORS, AND METHODS OF SOLUTION GROWTH

United States Patent Application

*** PATENT GRANTED ***
20120326042
8,872,125
A1
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An organic crystal according to one embodiment includes an organic crystal comprising diphenylacetylene and stilbene or a stilbene derivative, the crystal having physical characteristics of formation from solution, the organic crystal exhibiting a signal response signature for neutrons from a radioactive source. A system according to one embodiment includes an organic crystal comprising diphenylacetylene and stilbene or a stilbene derivative, the crystal having physical characteristics of formation from solution, the organic crystal exhibiting a signal response signature for neutrons from a radioactive source; and a photodetector for detecting the signal response of the organic crystal. Methods of making such crystals are also provided.
Zaitseva, Natalia (Livermore, CA), Carman, M. Leslie (San Ramon, CA), Payne, Steve (Castro Valley, CA)
LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL SECURITY, LLC (Livermore CA)
13/ 477,910
May 22, 2012
[0002] 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.