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Novel Alkali Metal and Alkali Earth Metal Gadolinium Halide Scintillators, IB-2461; Novel Alkali Metal Hafnium Oxide Scintillators, IB-2494

APPLICATIONS OF TECHNOLOGY:

  • Radiation detection
  • High-energy physics
  • Medical imaging
  • Oil exploration
  • X-ray detection

ADVANTAGES:

  • Precise energy resolution
  • Rapid response

ABSTRACT:

Researchers at Berkeley Lab have produced inorganic crystals with scintillation properties. IB-2461 provides for a composition comprising a gadolinium halide. IB-2494 provides for a composition comprising an alkali metal hafnate.

STATUS: Published patent applications for IB-2461 (US2009-0166585) and IB-2494 (US2009-0148375) available at www.uspto.gov. Available for licensing or collaborative research.

SEE THESE OTHER BERKELEY LAB TECHNOLOGIES IN THIS FIELD:

Novel, High-Performance Scintillators for Radiation Detection, IB-2711, IB-2751, IB-2767

Cost Effective Identification of Novel Semiconductor Detector Materials, IB-2199

REFERENCE NUMBER: IB-2461, IB-2494