Abstract of Publication No. 394
P. Dorenbos, C. W. E. von Eijk, H.
U. Güdel, K. W. Krämer and E. V. D. van Loef
The invention concerns
an inorganic scintillator material of general composition M1-xCexCl3,
wherein: M is selected among lanthanides or lanthanide mixtures,
preferably among the elements or mixtures of elements of the group
consisting of Y, La, Gd, Lu, in particular among the elements or mixtures
of elements of the group consisting of La, Gd and Lu; and x is the
molar rate of substitution of M with cerium, x being not less than 1 mol %
and strictly less than 100 mol %. The invention also concerns a method for
growing said monocrystalline scintillator material, and the use of said
scintillator material as component of a scintillating detector in
particular for industrial and medical purposes and in the oil industry.