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Title: Sorohalide scintillators, phosphors, and uses thereof

The present invention relates to sorohalide compounds having formula A.sub.3B.sub.2X.sub.9, where A is an alkali metal, B is a rare earth metal, and X is a halogen. Optionally, the sorohalide includes a dopant D. Such undoped and doped sorohalides are useful as scintillation materials or phosphors for any number of uses, including for radiation detectors, solid-state light sources, gamma-ray spectroscopy, medical imaging, and drilling applications.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1252452
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM) SNL-A
Patent Number(s):
9,334,444
Application Number:
14/177,737
Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 Feb 11
Research Org:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

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