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CODOPING METHOD FOR MODIFYING THE SCINTILLATION AND OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF GARNET-TYPE SCINTILLATORS

United States Patent Application

20150353822
A1
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A method of tailoring the properties of garnet-type scintillators to meet the particular needs of different applications is described. More particularly, codoping scintillators, such as Gd.sub.3Ga.sub.3AI.sub.20.sub.12, Gd.sub.3Ga.sub.2AI.sub.30.sub.12, or other rare earth gallium aluminum garnets, with different ions can modify the scintillation light yield, decay time, rise time, energy resolution, proportionality, and/or sensitivity to light exposure. Also provided are the codoped garnet-type scintillators themselves, radiation detectors and related devices comprising the codoped garnet-type scintillators, and methods of using the radiation detectors to detect gamma rays, X-rays, cosmic rays, and particles having an energy of 1 keV or greater.
Tyagi, Mohit (Mumbai, IN), Koschan, Merry (Knoxville, TN), Melcher, Charles L. (Oak Ridge, TN), Donnald, Samuel Bradley (Millington, TN)
14/ 762,845
January 23, 2014
GOVERNMENT INTEREST [0002] This invention was made with government support under contract DE-NA0000473 awarded by the Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.