The research work involved in this subcontract includes exploration of new Li-6 containing semiconductors for the purpose of room temperature neutron radiation detection. The program pursues a multi-faceted approach that combines the rational design of novel materials with the target functionalities. The work encompasses a wide range of experimental activities including synthesis of precursors and final products, purification, large scale single crystal growth, analysis and characterization, and assessment for neutron detection performance. The successful accomplishment of this program will accelerate nuclear detector material discovery and development through innovative materials design/selection, synthesis, crystal growth and characterization. The impact to the programs aiming at developing high performance detectors will be significant by expanding the currently small portfolio of suitable materials and identifying superior new systems in the field of thermal neutron detection.
|Effective start/end date||11/1/16 → 9/30/18|
- UChicago Argonne, LLC, Argonne National Laboratory (3J-30081 // 3J-30081-0061A)
- Department of Energy (3J-30081 // 3J-30081-0061A)