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Title: Flexible composite radiation detector

A flexible composite scintillator was prepared by mixing fast, bright, dense rare-earth doped powdered oxyorthosilicate (such as LSO:Ce, LSO:Sm, and GSO:Ce) scintillator with a polymer binder. The binder is transparent to the scintillator emission. The composite is seamless and can be made large and in a wide variety of shapes. Importantly, the composite can be tailored to emit light in a spectral region that matches the optimum response of photomultipliers (about 400 nanometers) or photodiodes (about 600 nanometers), which maximizes the overall detector efficiency.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [2] ;  [2] ;  [2]
  1. (Santa Fe, NM)
  2. (Los Alamos, NM)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
908037
Report Number(s):
7,145,149
US patent application 10/946,025
DOE Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Research Org:
University of California; Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, NM
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English