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Systems and methods for detecting x-rays

Systems and methods for detecting x-rays are disclosed herein. One or more x-ray-sensitive scintillators can be configured from a plurality of heavy element nano-sized particles and a plastic material, such as polystyrene. As will be explained in greater detail herein, the heavy element nano-sized particles (e.g., PbWO.sub.4) can be compounded into the plastic material with at least one dopant that permits the plastic material to scintillate. X-rays interact with the heavy element nano-sized particles to produce electrons that can deposit energy in the x-ray sensitive scintillator, which in turn can produce light.
Inventors: 

Anna

Pla-Dalmau

Kerry L.

Mellott

Alan D.

Bross

Patent Number: 
7,038,211
Patent Issue Date: 
May 2, 2006
Region
Midwest
State: 
Illinois
Phone: 
630-840-3000
Email: 
fermilab@fnal.gov
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