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Metal-organic scintillator crystals for X-ray, gamma ray, and neutron detection

United States Patent

January 3, 2012
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New metal-organic materials are useful as scintillators and have the chemical formula LX.sub.3(CH.sub.3OH).sub.4 where L is Y, Sc, or a lanthanide element, and X is a halogen element. An example of the scintillator materials is CeCl.sub.3(CH.sub.3OH).sub.4.
Boatner; Lynn A (Oak Ridge, TN), Kolopus; James A. (Clinton, TN), Neal; John S (Knoxville, TN), Ramey; Joanne Oxendine (Knoxville, TN), Wisniewski; Dariusz J (Torun, PL)
UT-BaHelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
12/ 472,580
May 27, 2009
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to contract no. DE-AC05-00OR22725 between the United States Department of Energy and UT-Battelle, LLC.