07151261 is referenced by 13 patents and cites 20 patents.

A method for enhancing the light yield of a single crystal of cerium doped lutetium orthosilicate (LSO) in response to irradiation with high energy radiation includes diffusing oxygen into the crystal by heating the crystal for a period of time in an ambient containing oxygen. This process of thermal oxygenation of the crystal effectively supplies oxygen to fill at least some of the oxygen vacancies in the body of monocrystalline LSO. A scintillation detector comprises a monocrystalline body of LSO enhanced by oxygen diffusion into the crystal.

Title
Method of enhancing performance of cerium doped lutetium orthosilicate crystals and crystals produced thereby
Application Number
10/754238
Publication Number
7151261 (B2)
Application Date
January 9, 2004
Publication Date
December 19, 2006
Inventor
Bruce Chai
Sanford
FL, US
Agent
Allen Dyer Doppelt Milbrath & Gilchrist P A
Assignee
Crystal Photonics Incorporated
FL, US
IPC
G01T 1/20
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