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Mixed compound organic glass scintillators

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December 17, 2019
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A mixed compound glass scintillator includes a first compound and a second compound. The first compound has a Tg greater than C., is organic, is capable of generating luminescence in the presence of ionizing radiation. The first compound includes a central species and a luminescent organic group bonded to the central species or to an optional organic linker group. The central species is selected from the group consisting of: carbon, silicon, and tin. The optional organic linker group, if present, is bonded to the central species and the luminescent organic group. The second compound also has a Tg greater than C. The first and second compound are mixed and melted to form a glass material.
June 22, 2017
C09K 11/06 (20060101); H01L 51/50 (20060101); G01T 1/20 (20060101); H01L 51/00 (20060101);
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-NA0003525 awarded by the United States Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration. The U.S. Government has certain rights in the invention.