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Method of Manufacturing Large-Area Boron nitride-Phosphor Composites with a Nanoscale Phase Separation for Efficient thermal Neutron Detection

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Zhibin Yu
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Commercial neutron detectors have problems of heavy weight, high power consumption and low response speed. This new invention disclosed a new method of manufacturing compact boron nitride-phosphor composites for efficient, portable, and fast-responding thermal neutron detection. Since the composite can be manufactured like conventional commodity plastics using a solution or compress molding process, they can be made at a very-low cost and large area, enabling a high efficiency of stand-off detection and imaging of thermal neutrons in presence of special nuclear materials and nuclear events.


  • Lower Cost
  • Higher Efficiency