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Lu.sub.1-xI.sub.3:Ce.sub.x-a scintillator for gamma-ray spectroscopy and time-of-flight pet

United States Patent

February 12, 2008
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The present invention includes very fast scintillator materials including lutetium iodide doped with Cerium (Lu.sub.1-xI.sub.3:Ce.sub.x; LuI.sub.3:Ce). The LuI.sub.3 scintillator material has surprisingly good characteristics including high light output, high gamma-ray stopping efficiency, fast response, low cost, good proportionality, and minimal afterglow that the material is useful for gamma-ray spectroscopy, medical imaging, nuclear and high energy physics research, diffraction, non-destructive testing, nuclear treaty verification and safeguards, and geological exploration.
Shah; Kanai S. (Newton, MA)
Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc. (Watertown, MA)
11/ 271,053
November 10, 2005
STATEMENT AS TO RIGHTS TO INVENTIONS MADE UNDER FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT Aspects of this research were conducted with finding provided by the Department of Energy and the National Institute of Health. Contract No. DE-AC03-76SF00098 and Grant Nos. R01-CA6791 1 and P01-HL25840, respectively. The United States Government may have certain rights in the application.