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Title: Scintillator material

Abstract

An improved scintillator material comprising cerium fluoride is disclosed. Cerium fluoride has been found to provide a balance of good stopping power, high light yield and short decay constant that is superior to known scintillator materials such as thallium-doped sodium iodide, barium fluoride and bismuth germanate. As a result, cerium fluoride is favorably suited for use as a scintillator material in positron emission tomography.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Batavia, IL
  2. Aurora, IL
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
869341
Patent Number(s):
5319203
Assignee:
Universities Research Association, Inc. (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01T - MEASUREMENT OF NUCLEAR OR X-RADIATION
A - HUMAN NECESSITIES A61 - MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE A61B - DIAGNOSIS
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-76CH03000
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
scintillator; material; improved; comprising; cerium; fluoride; disclosed; found; provide; balance; stopping; power; light; yield; decay; constant; superior; materials; thallium-doped; sodium; iodide; barium; bismuth; germanate; result; favorably; suited; positron; emission; tomography; stopping power; scintillator material; material comprising; emission tomography; positron emission; scintillator materials; cerium fluoride; comprising cerium; favorably suited; barium fluoride; decay constant; light yield; improved scintillator; /250/

Citation Formats

Anderson, David F, and Kross, Brian J. Scintillator material. United States: N. p., 1994. Web.
Anderson, David F, & Kross, Brian J. Scintillator material. United States.
Anderson, David F, and Kross, Brian J. Sat . "Scintillator material". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/869341.
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year = {1994},
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