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Apparatus and method for temperature correction and expanded count rate of inorganic scintillation detectors

United States Patent

July 25, 2006
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The present invention includes an apparatus and corresponding method for temperature correction and count rate expansion of inorganic scintillation detectors. A temperature sensor is attached to an inorganic scintillation detector. The inorganic scintillation detector, due to interaction with incident radiation, creates light pulse signals. A photoreceiver processes the light pulse signals to current signals. Temperature correction circuitry that uses a fast light component signal, a slow light component signal, and the temperature signal from the temperature sensor to corrected an inorganic scintillation detector signal output and expanded the count rate.
Ianakiev; Kiril D. (Los Alamos, NM), Hsue; Sin Tao (Santa Fe, NM), Browne; Michael C. (Los Alamos, NM), Audia; Jeffrey M. (Abiquiu, NM)
The Regents of the University of California (Los Alamos, NM)
10/ 858,620
June 2, 2004
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERAL RIGHTS This invention was made with government support under Contract No. W-7405-ENG-36 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.