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Design and Implementation of a Facility for Discovering New Scintillator Materials

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16 Author(s)
Derenzo, S.E. ; Lawrence Berkeley Nat. Lab., Berkeley, CA ; Boswell, M.S. ; Bourret-Courchesne, E. ; Boutchko, R.
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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 diffractometry 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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Nuclear Science, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:55 ,  Issue: 3 )