High resolution LBC scintillators

LBC (Lanthanum BromoChloride) LaBr2.85Cl0.15:Ce scintillators have similar properties to the well-known LaBr3:Ce crystals. Energy resolutions around 3 % FWHM (662 keV) are standard and the material is mechanically a little stronger than LaBr3. In contrast to background free CeBr3, LBC crystals suffer from the same La-138 background as LaBr3