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1. (WO2017021588) AN APPARATUS FOR DETECTING X-RAYS AND METHOD OF PROVIDING AN APPARATUS FOR DETECTING X-RAYS

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/021588    International Application No.:    PCT/FI2016/050533
Publication Date: Fri Feb 10 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Wed Jul 20 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: G01T 1/204
Applicants: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
Inventors: BOWER, Christopher
MALIK, Surama
SPIGONE, Elisabetta
Title: AN APPARATUS FOR DETECTING X-RAYS AND METHOD OF PROVIDING AN APPARATUS FOR DETECTING X-RAYS
Abstract:
An apparatus and method of providing an apparatus (1), the apparatus comprising: a light guide structure (3) comprising a plurality of columnar discontinuities (7); liquid scintillator material (5) provided to generate photons (37) in response to incident X-rays (35) wherein the liquid scintillator material (5) is provided in a plurality of columns (8) within the columnar discontinuities (7) of the light guide structure (3); wherein the light guide structure (3) has a lower refractive index than the liquid scintillator material (5) so that photons (37) generated by the liquid scintillator material (5) are guided along a length of the columns (9) of liquid scintillator material (5).