Patent Number: 8,877,093

Title: Ceramic scintillator body and scintillation device

Abstract: A polycrystalline ceramic scintillator body includes a ceramic scintillating material comprising an oxide of gadolinium (Gd) and a second rare earth element (Re). The ceramic scintillating material has a composition, expressed in terms of molar percentage of oxide constituents, that includes greater than fifty-five percent (55%) Gd.sub.2O.sub.3 and a minority percentage Of Re.sub.2O.sub.3. The ceramic scintillating material includes an activator.

Inventors: LaCourse; Brian C. (Pepperell, MA), Hardy; Anne B. (Paris, FR), Retot; Helene Loetitia (Avignon, FR), Chen; Qiwei (Shanghai, CN), Peng; Xiaofeng (Shanghai, CN), Viana; Bruno (Montgeron, FR), Zandi; Morteza (Webster, MA)

Assignee: Saint-Gobain Ceramics & Plastics, Inc.

International Classification: C09K 11/77 (20060101); G01T 1/20 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-04 0:00:00