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Title: Alkali metal and alkali earth metal gadolinium halide scintillators

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

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