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Title: Barium iodide and strontium iodide crystals and scintillators implementing the same

Abstract

In one embodiment, a crystal includes at least one metal halide; and an activator dopant comprising ytterbium. In another general embodiment, a scintillator optic includes: at least one metal halide doped with a plurality of activators, the plurality of activators comprising: a first activator comprising europium, and a second activator comprising ytterbium. In yet another general embodiment, a method for manufacturing a crystal suitable for use in a scintillator includes mixing one or more salts with a source of at least one dopant activator comprising ytterbium; heating the mixture above a melting point of the salt(s); and cooling the heated mixture to a temperature below the melting point of the salts. Additional materials, systems, and methods are presented.

Inventors:
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Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1325007
Patent Number(s):
9441154
Application Number:
14/220,904
Assignee:
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C09 - DYES C09K - MATERIALS FOR MISCELLANEOUS APPLICATIONS, NOT PROVIDED FOR ELSEWHERE
G - PHYSICS G21 - NUCLEAR PHYSICS G21K - TECHNIQUES FOR HANDLING PARTICLES OR IONISING RADIATION NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-07NA27344
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 Mar 20
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

Citation Formats

Payne, Stephen A., Cherepy, Nerine, Pedrini, Christian, and Burger, Arnold. Barium iodide and strontium iodide crystals and scintillators implementing the same. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Payne, Stephen A., Cherepy, Nerine, Pedrini, Christian, & Burger, Arnold. Barium iodide and strontium iodide crystals and scintillators implementing the same. United States.
Payne, Stephen A., Cherepy, Nerine, Pedrini, Christian, and Burger, Arnold. Tue . "Barium iodide and strontium iodide crystals and scintillators implementing the same". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1325007.
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author = {Payne, Stephen A. and Cherepy, Nerine and Pedrini, Christian and Burger, Arnold},
abstractNote = {In one embodiment, a crystal includes at least one metal halide; and an activator dopant comprising ytterbium. In another general embodiment, a scintillator optic includes: at least one metal halide doped with a plurality of activators, the plurality of activators comprising: a first activator comprising europium, and a second activator comprising ytterbium. In yet another general embodiment, a method for manufacturing a crystal suitable for use in a scintillator includes mixing one or more salts with a source of at least one dopant activator comprising ytterbium; heating the mixture above a melting point of the salt(s); and cooling the heated mixture to a temperature below the melting point of the salts. Additional materials, systems, and methods are presented.},
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year = {2016},
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