Mixed compound organic glass scintillators

Patent Number: 10,508,233
Issued: 12/17/2019
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Abstract: A mixed compound glass scintillator includes a first compound and a second compound. The first compound has a Tg greater than 25.degree. 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 25.degree. C. The first and second compound are mixed and melted to form a glass material.
Filed: 6/22/2017
Application Number: 15/629,954
Government Interests: STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST 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 Government has certain rights in the invention.