05660627 is referenced by 19 patents and cites 9 patents.

A method for producing lutetium oxyorthosilicate crystals includes maintaining the interface between a crystal and the melt from which it is pulled substantially flat as the crystal is grown. In a Czochralski growth method, the rate of rotation of the crystal and its diameter are typically controllable to provide the flat interface as the crystal is pulled. Crystals produced by this method exhibit less variability in scintillation behavior so making them particularly suitable for spectroscopic uses. Such crystals find uses in borehole logging tools.

Title
Method of growing lutetium oxyorthosilicate crystals
Application Number
8/330051
Publication Number
5660627
Application Date
October 27, 1994
Publication Date
August 26, 1997
Inventor
Jeffrey S Schweitzer
Ridgefield
CT, US
Carl A Peterson
Yonkers
NY, US
Charles L Melcher
West Redding
CT, US
Frank Bruni
Santa Rosa
CA, US
Ralph A Manente
Monroe
CT, US
Agent
Martin D Hyden
Leonard W Pojunas
Brigitte L Jeffery
Assignee
Schlumberger Technology Corporation
NY, US
IPC
C30B 15/00
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