07166845 is referenced by 8 patents and cites 20 patents.

A method for enhancing the light yield of a single crystal of cerium doped lutetium yttrium orthosilicate (LYSO) 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 LYSO. A scintillation detector comprises a monocrystalline body of LYSO enhanced by oxygen diffusion into the crystal.

Title
Method of enhancing performance of cerium doped lutetium yttrium orthosilicate crystals and crystals produced thereby
Application Number
10/754850
Publication Number
7166845 (B1)
Application Date
January 9, 2004
Publication Date
January 23, 2007
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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