The key areas of investigation in our group are:
(1) light yield nonproportionality behavior in single crystal scintillators,
(2) control of grain boundaries and defects in transparent scintillator ceramics, and
(3) high speed, shape-controlled growth of single crystal scintillators.
We believe that these goals can be best achieved thorough the combination of basic and applied research, and the immediate application of results for engineering improved materials.