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Stabilized scintillator

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November 19, 2019
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A stabilized scintillator includes a compound corresponding to formula (2) or (3), or activated derivatives thereof: A.sub.2BB'.sub.xB''.sub.yX.sub.6 (2) A.sub.2BB'X.sub.xX'.sub.y (3) wherein A and B are monovalent cations, B' is a trivalent cation, X is a halogen, x and y are molar percentages, x+y=1; B'' is an aliovalent exchange cation that has a different valence than B', X' is an aliovalent exchange anion that has a different valence than X. A method of preparing the stabilized scintillator is also disclosed.
August 17, 2016
C09K 11/77 (20060101); C09K 15/02 (20060101);
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-AC04-94AL85000 between Sandia Corporation and the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.