Method of enhancing performance of cerium doped lutetium orthosilicate crystals and crystals produced thereby

  • US 7,151,261 B2
  • Filed: 01/09/2004
  • Issued: 12/19/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/09/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of enhancing performance of a body of monocrystalline cerium doped lutetium orthosilicate (LSO) in response to irradiation with high energy radiation, the method comprising;

  • diffusing oxygen into the body of monocrystalline LSO by heating the body for a period of time in an ambient containing oxygen.

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