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Metal-Organic Scintillator Crystals for X-Ray, Gamma Ray, and Neutron Detection Metal-Organic Scintillator Crystals for X-Ray, Gamma Ray, and Neutron Detection Disclosure Number 200802142 Technology Summary A new metal-organic scintillator has been discovered and crystallized. Large single crystals, several cubic cm in diameter, have been rapidly grown u…

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Binderless Composite Scintillator for Neutron Detection Disclosure Number 200501528 Technology Summary Preparation of new heterogeneous inorganic scintillator screens that detect thermal and epithermal neutrons with high efficiency. The high optical transparency of the inorganic material allows scintillation light propagation through neutron absorbing scr…

High Precision Event Localization Scintillator Crystals Disclosure Number 201102590 Technology Summary Our goal is to realize 3D spatial resolution of energy depositions due to gamma rays within a bulk scintillator-based detector. Past efforts along these lines have been of interest to the medical imaging community. Medical imaging systems generally achie…

Shifting Scintillator Neutron Detector Disclosure Number 200902331 Technology Summary The Shifting Scintillator Neutron Detector is used to detect thermal neutrons while rejecting gamma radiation events. The current detector has a resolution that can be altered to meet the requirements of the application. The detector has high neutron capture efficiency a…

Using a room temperature process, a new type of transparent, crack-free, monolithic scintillator has been developed at ORNL. This invention uses thin-film, glass, and fiber-optic sensors, and is based on the preparation of neutron scintillators with a room temperature sol-gel process. The result is an inexpensive, versatile system that is compatible with both inorganic and organic dopants for hybr…

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Miniatureneutron Miniature Neutron Flux/Temperature Probe In-Core Optical Measurements The objective of the project is to develop a miniature scintillation-based, in-core, self- powered neutron flux and temperature probe. The probe is intended to be generally applicable to any reactor technology, but is specifically designed for the higher temperatures of HTGRs. The scintillation assembly con…

Improved Lithium-Loaded Liquid Scintillators for Neutron Detection A liquid scintillator with a substantially increased lithium weight was developed by ORNL researchers. Scintillators are widely used for the detection of neutron radiation emitted by radioactive sources. Conventional liquid scintillators are loaded with neutron absorbers. However, these scintillators generally have lower than opt…

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Digital Discrimination Methods for Gamma-Insensitive Neutron Detectors Digital Discrimination Methods for Gamma-Insensitive Neutron Detectors Disclosure Number 201403354 Technology Summary The invention relates to neutron anger cameras and more specifically to improved methods for neutron-gamma discrimination. A series of digital methods allowing the discrimination between neutron a…

Fluorescent Nanoparticles for Radiation Detection Researchers at ORNL invented a promising material for more efficient nanoscale scintillators, or radiation detectors. The new material, which can detect most kinds of radiation, consists of fluorescent nanoparticles embedded in a transparent matrix. The invention addresses needs in research, security, and industry for detectors with improved lig…

Instrument 11B For more information, contactInstrument Scientist: Leighton Coates, coatesl@ornl.gov, 865.241.3427 http://neutrons.ornl.gov/instruments/SNS/MaNDi MaNDi allows the study of single crystals and is optimized for rapid data collection from large macromolecular structures. MaNDi will achieve 1.5 resolution from crystal volumes between 0.1 and 1.0 mm3, with lattice repeats on the order…

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