Design and Implementation of a Facility for Discovering New Scintillator Materials

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We describe the design and operation of a high-throughput facility for synthesizing thousands of inorganic crystalline samples per year and evaluating them as potential scintillation detector materials. This facility includes a robotic dispenser, arrays of automated furnaces, a dual-beam X-ray generator for diffractometery and luminescence spectroscopy, a pulsed X-ray generator for time response measurements, computer-controlled sample changers, an optical spectrometer, and a network-accessible database management system that captures all synthesis and measurement data.

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Derenzo, Stephen; Derenzo, Stephen E; Boswell, Martin S.; Bourret-Courchesne, Edith; Boutchko, Rostyslav; Budinger, Thomas F. et al. April 25, 2008.

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We describe the design and operation of a high-throughput facility for synthesizing thousands of inorganic crystalline samples per year and evaluating them as potential scintillation detector materials. This facility includes a robotic dispenser, arrays of automated furnaces, a dual-beam X-ray generator for diffractometery and luminescence spectroscopy, a pulsed X-ray generator for time response measurements, computer-controlled sample changers, an optical spectrometer, and a network-accessible database management system that captures all synthesis and measurement data.

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  • Journal Name: IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science; Journal Volume: 55; Journal Issue: 3; Related Information: Journal Publication Date: July 1, 2008

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  • Report No.: LBNL-753E
  • Grant Number: DE-AC02-05CH11231
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 935711
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Derenzo, Stephen; Derenzo, Stephen E; Boswell, Martin S.; Bourret-Courchesne, Edith; Boutchko, Rostyslav; Budinger, Thomas F. et al. Design and Implementation of a Facility for Discovering New Scintillator Materials, article, April 25, 2008; Berkeley, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc896100/: accessed September 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.