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Multi-radiation large area detector

United States Patent Application

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A radiation detector having glass emitting photons by scintillation in response to incident neutrons and/or electromagnetic radiation of at least about 1 keV, and a system associated with the glass for detecting the presence of photons emitted by scintillation. The glass ceramic material is a fluoride glass matrix having nanocrystalline particles distributed therein substantially all of which are in a phase that scintillates with average diameters of less than about 100 nm in a fluorozirconate matrix. Various metals are disclosed for the ceramic particles and methods of manufacture are also disclosed.
Johnson, Jacqueline A. (Woodridge, IL), Weber, Richard (Arlington Heights, IL), Schweizer, Stefan (Paderborn, DE), MacFarlane, Douglas R. (Brighton East Victoria, AU), Newman, Peter (Brighton Victoria, AU), Chen, Gang (Woodridge, IL)
The University of Chicago (Chicago IL)
11/ 267,056
November 4, 2005
[0001] The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. W-31-109-ENG-38 between the U.S. Department of Energy and The University of Chicago representing Argonne National Laboratory.