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Title: Hydrothermal synthesis of bismuth germanium oxide

Abstract

A method for the hydrothermal synthesis of bismuth germanium oxide comprises dissolving a bismuth precursor (e.g., bismuth nitrate pentahydrate) and a germanium precursor (e.g., germanium dioxide) in water and heating the aqueous solution to an elevated reaction temperature for a length of time sufficient to produce the eulytite phase of bismuth germanium oxide (E-BGO) with high yield. The E-BGO produced can be used as a scintillator material. For example, the air stability and radioluminescence response suggest that the E-BGO can be employed for medical applications.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1335864
Patent Number(s):
9,518,219
Application Number:
14/168,543
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM) SNL-A
DOE Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 Jan 30
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; 60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES

Citation Formats

Boyle, Timothy J. Hydrothermal synthesis of bismuth germanium oxide. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Boyle, Timothy J. Hydrothermal synthesis of bismuth germanium oxide. United States.
Boyle, Timothy J. Tue . "Hydrothermal synthesis of bismuth germanium oxide". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1335864.
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abstractNote = {A method for the hydrothermal synthesis of bismuth germanium oxide comprises dissolving a bismuth precursor (e.g., bismuth nitrate pentahydrate) and a germanium precursor (e.g., germanium dioxide) in water and heating the aqueous solution to an elevated reaction temperature for a length of time sufficient to produce the eulytite phase of bismuth germanium oxide (E-BGO) with high yield. The E-BGO produced can be used as a scintillator material. For example, the air stability and radioluminescence response suggest that the E-BGO can be employed for medical applications.},
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year = {Tue Dec 13 00:00:00 EST 2016},
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