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Nano structural anodes for radiation detectors

United States Patent

July 7, 2015
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Anodes for proportional radiation counters and a process of making the anodes is provided. The nano-sized anodes when present within an anode array provide: significantly higher detection efficiencies due to the inherently higher electric field, are amenable to miniaturization, have low power requirements, and exhibit a small electromagnetic field signal. The nano-sized anodes with the incorporation of neutron absorbing elements (e.g., .sup.10B) allow the use of neutron detectors that do not use .sup.3He.
Cordaro; Joseph V. (Martinez, GA), Serkiz; Steven M. (Aiken, SC), McWhorter; Christopher S. (Evans, GA), Sexton; Lindsay T. (Aiken, SC), Retterer; Scott T. (Knoxville, TN)
13/ 427,254
March 22, 2012
STATEMENT AS TO RIGHTS TO INVENTIONS MADE UNDER FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-AC09-08SR22470 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.