06323489 is referenced by 35 patents and cites 8 patents.

The present invention relates to single crystal scintillators and includes a transparent single crystal of cerium-activated lutetium yttrium oxyorthosilicate having the general formula Lu

(2-x-z)

Y

x

Ce

z

SiO

5

, wherein 0.05≦x≦1.95 and 0.001≦z≦0.02. The crystal scintillator of the present invention is dense, bright, rugged, and non-hygroscopic and has a relatively short decay time for luminescence. The invention also includes a scintillation detector using the crystal scintillator, which produces an electrical signal in response to light received from the crystal scintillator upon exposure to gamma rays, x-rays, and the like.

Title
Single crystal scinitillator
Application Number
9/326056
Publication Number
6323489 (B1)
Application Date
June 4, 1999
Publication Date
November 27, 2001
Inventor
Kenneth J McClellan
Los Alamos
NM, US
Agent
Samuel L Borkowsky
US
Assignee
Regents of the University of California
NM, US
IPC
G01T 1/20
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