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Pixelated gamma detector

United States Patent

9,529,097
December 27, 2016
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A pixelated gamma detector includes a scintillator column assembly having scintillator crystals and optical transparent elements alternating along a longitudinal axis, a collimator assembly having longitudinal walls separated by collimator septum, the collimator septum spaced apart to form collimator channels, the scintillator column assembly positioned adjacent to the collimator assembly so that the respective ones of the scintillator crystal are positioned adjacent to respective ones of the collimator channels, the respective ones of the optical transparent element are positioned adjacent to respective ones of the collimator septum, and a first photosensor and a second photosensor, the first and the second photosensor each connected to an opposing end of the scintillator column assembly. A system and a method for inspecting and/or detecting defects in an interior of an object are also disclosed.
Dolinsky; Sergei Ivanovich (Clifton Park, NY), Yanoff; Brian David (Niskayuna, NY), Guida; Renato (Wynantskill, NY), Ivan; Adrian (Niskayuna, NY)
General Electric Company (Niskayuna, NY)
15/ 198,502
June 30, 2016
GOVERNMENT SUPPORT Made using government support provided by the U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory under Agreement No. DE-FE0024293.