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Title: Very fast doped LaBr.sub.3 scintillators and time-of-flight PET

Abstract

The present invention concerns very fast scintillator materials capable of resolving the position of an annihilation event within a portion of a human body cross-section. In one embodiment, the scintillator material comprises LaBr.sub.3 doped with cerium. Particular attention is drawn to LaBr.sub.3 doped with a quantity of Ce that is chosen for improving the timing properties, in particular the rise time and resultant timing resolution of the scintillator, and locational capabilities of the scintillator.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant (Y-12), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1175971
Patent Number(s):
7,129,494
Application Number:
10/948,913
Assignee:
Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc. (Watertown, MA) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:  
AC03-76SF00098
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Shah, Kanai S. Very fast doped LaBr.sub.3 scintillators and time-of-flight PET. United States: N. p., 2006. Web.
Shah, Kanai S. Very fast doped LaBr.sub.3 scintillators and time-of-flight PET. United States.
Shah, Kanai S. Tue . "Very fast doped LaBr.sub.3 scintillators and time-of-flight PET". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1175971.
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abstractNote = {The present invention concerns very fast scintillator materials capable of resolving the position of an annihilation event within a portion of a human body cross-section. In one embodiment, the scintillator material comprises LaBr.sub.3 doped with cerium. Particular attention is drawn to LaBr.sub.3 doped with a quantity of Ce that is chosen for improving the timing properties, in particular the rise time and resultant timing resolution of the scintillator, and locational capabilities of the scintillator.},
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