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Fiber Optic Production for Sensors (152)


Problem: Specialized optical fibers were required to meet client's unique sensor application requirements

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

PNNL Solution:

  • Developed scintillating glass formulations that meet neutron detection application requirements
  • Fabricated specialized optical fibers from scintillating glass using PNNL fiber drawing towers
  • PNNL fiber optic sensors have been successfully deployed
  • PNNL fiber optic radiation sensors were recognized with a 1999 R&D 100 Award and a 1999 FLC Award

Capabilities Employed to Meet Client Needs (additional description): Materials expertise, process automation, chemical processing, materials testing and evaluation.

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