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Title: Scintillator assembly for alpha radiation detection and an associated method of making

Abstract

A scintillator assembly for use in conjunction with a photomultiplier or the like in the detection of alpha radiation utilizes a substrate or transparent yttrium aluminum garnet and a relatively thin film of cerium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet coated upon the substrate. The film material is applied to the substrate in a sputtering process, and the applied film and substrate are annealed to effect crystallization of the film upon the substrate. The resultant assembly provides relatively high energy resolution during use in a detection instrument and is sufficiently rugged for use in field environments.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Oak Ridge, TN
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
LOCKHEED MARTIN ENRGY SYST INC
OSTI Identifier:
869409
Patent Number(s):
5332906
Assignee:
Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Inc. (Oak Ridge, TN)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-84OR21400
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
scintillator; assembly; alpha; radiation; detection; associated; method; conjunction; photomultiplier; utilizes; substrate; transparent; yttrium; aluminum; garnet; relatively; film; cerium-doped; coated; material; applied; sputtering; process; annealed; effect; crystallization; resultant; provides; energy; resolution; instrument; sufficiently; rugged; field; environments; associated method; energy resolution; assembly provides; alpha radiation; radiation detection; film material; scintillator assembly; sputtering process; yttrium aluminum; detection instrument; /250/252/

Citation Formats

Lauf, Robert J, McElhaney, Stephanie A, and Bates, John B. Scintillator assembly for alpha radiation detection and an associated method of making. United States: N. p., 1994. Web.
Lauf, Robert J, McElhaney, Stephanie A, & Bates, John B. Scintillator assembly for alpha radiation detection and an associated method of making. United States.
Lauf, Robert J, McElhaney, Stephanie A, and Bates, John B. Sat . "Scintillator assembly for alpha radiation detection and an associated method of making". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/869409.
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title = {Scintillator assembly for alpha radiation detection and an associated method of making},
author = {Lauf, Robert J and McElhaney, Stephanie A and Bates, John B},
abstractNote = {A scintillator assembly for use in conjunction with a photomultiplier or the like in the detection of alpha radiation utilizes a substrate or transparent yttrium aluminum garnet and a relatively thin film of cerium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet coated upon the substrate. The film material is applied to the substrate in a sputtering process, and the applied film and substrate are annealed to effect crystallization of the film upon the substrate. The resultant assembly provides relatively high energy resolution during use in a detection instrument and is sufficiently rugged for use in field environments.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1994},
month = {1}
}

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