skip to main content
OSTI.GOV title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Title: Alkali metal and alkali earth metal gadolinium halide scintillators

Abstract

The present invention provides for a composition comprising an inorganic scintillator comprising a gadolinium halide, optionally cerium-doped, having the formula A.sub.nGdX.sub.m:Ce; wherein A is nothing, an alkali metal, such as Li or Na, or an alkali earth metal, such as Ba; X is F, Br, Cl, or I; n is an integer from 1 to 2; m is an integer from 4 to 7; and the molar percent of cerium is 0% to 100%. The gadolinium halides or alkali earth metal gadolinium halides are scintillators and produce a bright luminescence upon irradiation by a suitable radiation.

Inventors:
; ; ; ;
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1281075
Patent Number(s):
9,404,036
Application Number:
12/262,132
Assignee:
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA) LBNL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2008 Oct 30
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Bourret-Courchesne, Edith, Derenzo, Stephen E., Parms, Shameka, Porter-Chapman, Yetta D., and Wiggins, Latoria K.. Alkali metal and alkali earth metal gadolinium halide scintillators. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Bourret-Courchesne, Edith, Derenzo, Stephen E., Parms, Shameka, Porter-Chapman, Yetta D., & Wiggins, Latoria K.. Alkali metal and alkali earth metal gadolinium halide scintillators. United States.
Bourret-Courchesne, Edith, Derenzo, Stephen E., Parms, Shameka, Porter-Chapman, Yetta D., and Wiggins, Latoria K.. Tue . "Alkali metal and alkali earth metal gadolinium halide scintillators". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1281075.
@article{osti_1281075,
title = {Alkali metal and alkali earth metal gadolinium halide scintillators},
author = {Bourret-Courchesne, Edith and Derenzo, Stephen E. and Parms, Shameka and Porter-Chapman, Yetta D. and Wiggins, Latoria K.},
abstractNote = {The present invention provides for a composition comprising an inorganic scintillator comprising a gadolinium halide, optionally cerium-doped, having the formula A.sub.nGdX.sub.m:Ce; wherein A is nothing, an alkali metal, such as Li or Na, or an alkali earth metal, such as Ba; X is F, Br, Cl, or I; n is an integer from 1 to 2; m is an integer from 4 to 7; and the molar percent of cerium is 0% to 100%. The gadolinium halides or alkali earth metal gadolinium halides are scintillators and produce a bright luminescence upon irradiation by a suitable radiation.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Tue Aug 02 00:00:00 EDT 2016},
month = {Tue Aug 02 00:00:00 EDT 2016}
}

Patent:

Save / Share:

Works referenced in this record:

Modified Bridgman-Stockbarger growth of a novel NLO organic crystal (2-methoxyphenyl)-methylene-propanedinitrile
journal, September 1996


Morphology and formation of the color core of Bi12SiO20 crystals grown by the Czochralski method
journal, March 1994


The Travelling Heater Method (THM) for Hg1−xCdxTe and related materials
journal, January 1994

  • Triboulet, R.
  • Progress in Crystal Growth and Characterization of Materials, Vol. 28, Issue 1-2, p. 85-144
  • DOI: 10.1016/0960-8974(94)90014-0

Growth and characterization of CdTe single crystals for radiation detectors
journal, October 1999

  • Funaki, Minoru; Ozaki, Tsutomu; Satoh, Kazuyuki
  • Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, Vol. 436, Issue 1-2, p. 120-126
  • DOI: 10.1016/S0168-9002(99)00607-5