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Dual Optical Component Scintillators (157)

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Problem: Neutron detectors don't yield enough information to allow effective γ-ray rejection or neutron energy determination

Project Activity Scope (from Technical Overview Chart): Mechanisms through Instruments

PNNL Solution:

  • Explored output of LiBaF scintillators under n and γ irradiation:
    1. Determined emission time scales
    2. Evaluated neutron detection capability
    3. Selected crystals with distinct n and γ response
  • Demonstrated superior instrument performance based on improved LiBaF detectors

Capabilities Employed to Meet Client Needs: Analog and digital electronics; software development; materials development and crystallography.

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