Lutetium orthosilicate single crystal scintillator detector

  • US 4,958,080 A
  • Filed: 08/04/1989
  • Issued: 09/18/1990
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/06/1988
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A gamma ray or x-ray detector, comprising:

  • a scintillator composed of a transparent single crystal of cerium-activated lutetium oxyorthosilicate having the general formulation Ce2x Lu2(1-x) SiO5, where x is within the range of from approximately 2×

    10-4 to approximately 3×

    10-2, anda photodetector optically coupled to the scintillator for producing an electrical signal in response to the emission of a light pulse by the scintillator.

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