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.
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.