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Photonic crystal scintillators and methods of manufacture

United States Patent

August 11, 2015
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Photonic crystal scintillators and their methods of manufacture are provided. Exemplary methods of manufacture include using a highly-ordered porous anodic alumina membrane as a pattern transfer mask for either the etching of underlying material or for the deposition of additional material onto the surface of a scintillator. Exemplary detectors utilizing such photonic crystal scintillators are also provided.
Torres; Ricardo D. (Aiken, SC), Sexton; Lindsay T. (Aiken, SC), Fuentes; Roderick E. (Aiken, SC), Cortes-Concepcion; Jose (Aiken, SC)
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC (Aiken, SC)
14/ 035,150
September 24, 2013
FEDERAL RESEARCH STATEMENT This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-AC09-085R22470, awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.