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Fiber Optic Neutron Detectors (149)

Fiber Optic Sensors

Problem: Efficient neutron detectors are needed that can be configured for applications requiring low-profile and large area

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

PNNL Solution:

  • Developed formulations for neutron-sensitive scintillating glass suitable for fabrication into optical fibers
  • Produced scintillating optical fibers
  • Designed and demonstrated detectors and instruments based on PNNL scintillating optical fibers
  • Commercialized technology
  • PNNL fiber optic radiation sensors were recognized with a 1999 R&D 100 Award and a 1999 FLC Award
Fiber Optic Sensors

Capabilities Employed to Meet Client Needs: Materials Science, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and nuclear physics.

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