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Neutron-detecting apparatuses and methods of fabrication

United States Patent

October 6, 2015
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Neutron-detecting structures and methods of fabrication are provided which include: a substrate with a plurality of cavities extending into the substrate from a surface; a p-n junction within the substrate and extending, at least in part, in spaced opposing relation to inner cavity walls of the substrate defining the plurality of cavities; and a neutron-responsive material disposed within the plurality of cavities. The neutron-responsive material is responsive to neutrons absorbed for releasing ionization radiation products, and the p-n junction within the substrate spaced in opposing relation to and extending, at least in part, along the inner cavity walls of the substrate reduces leakage current of the neutron-detecting structure.
Dahal; Rajendra P. (Troy, NY), Huang; Jacky Kuan-Chih (Troy, NY), Lu; James J. Q. (Watervliet, NY), Danon; Yaron (Selkirk, NY), Bhat; Ishwara B. (Clifton Park, NY)
14/ 074,131
November 7, 2013
GOVERNMENT LICENSE RIGHTS This invention was made with government support under Contract Number DE-AC07-05ID14517, awarded by the Department of Energy, under the Nuclear Energy University Program. The Government has certain rights in the invention.