Scintillation crystal including a rare earth halide, and a radiation detection apparatus including the scintillation crystal.

Stichting Voor De Technische Wetenschappen, Neth.; Saint-Gobain Ceramics & Plastics, Inc.; Universite De Berne. (2014). Scintillation crystal including a rare earth halide, and a radiation detection apparatus including the scintillation crystal. (WO2014066900A1)

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A scintillation crystal can include Ln(1-y)REyX3, wherein Ln represents a rare earth element, RE represents a different rare earth element, y has a value at 0-1, and X represents a halogen. In an embodiment, the scintillation crystal is doped with a Group 1 element, a Group 2 element, or a mixt. thereof, and the scintillation crystal is formed from a melt having a concn. of such elements or mixt. thereof of at least ∼0.02%. In another embodiment, the scintillation crystal can have unexpectedly improved proportionality and unexpectedly improved energy resoln. properties. In a further embodiment, a radiation detection app. can include the scintillation crystal, a photosensor, and an electronics device. Such a radiation detection app. can be useful in a variety of applications.

Item Type:

Patent

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Departement of Chemistry and Biochemistry

UniBE Contributor:

Krämer, Karl

Subjects:

500 Science > 540 Chemistry

Language:

English

Submitter:

Karl Krämer

Date Deposited:

07 Nov 2014 15:54

Last Modified:

29 Nov 2017 15:30

Additional Information:

US2014117242 (A1)

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.59705

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/59705

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