A new generation of fast and high-resolution scintillators
BrightSplash™ is a resin formulation that is produced by mixing green novel scintillating materials in a polymer of choice. A uniform distribution of novel scintillating materials in the polymer is paramount to making a high-quality product. Our proprietary technology enables us to evenly distribute novel scintillating materials in the resin while avoiding aggregation. The result is BrightSplash™ a printable resin that can be processed using existing thin film production such as roll-to-roll to produce a thin scintillator composite at any dimension and form factor.
BrightLeaf™ is a thin-film scintillator composite that converts high-energy photons such as X-rays to green light. The emitted green light matches well with the spectral response of the light detection devices such as charge-coupled detectors (CCD) and complementary metal oxide semiconductors (CMOS) and also thin-film transistor (TFT) based detectors without changing the form, fit, and function of the detector. BrightLeaf™ is printed from (BrightSplash™) to make a thin film of any size using roll-to-toll technology. BrightLeaf, is now offered in a variety of scintillator loading (up to 95wt%), and thicknesses, with options extending up to 1mm and offering customizable sizing, including square meter dimensions, to meet specific demands.
BrightLeaf, can be mounted directly on the existing readout systems in the x-ray flat panel detectors. Additionally, it can be used as a stand-alone layer (decoupled) together with the camera to capture the image.
BrightPIXEL™ is our latest ultrahigh-resolution scintillator, based on our patented scintillator design. BrightPIXEL is the pixelated version of BrightLeaf, a pixelated template filled with BrightSplash. The columns of the template are homogeneously filled with our novel scintillator materials, and the walls reflect the scintillation light inside the columns to prevent cross-talk between them. They also guide the scintillation light towards the interface of the scintillator layer, ensuring optimal performance with the readout system. These walls are essential to prevent cross-talk and light diffusion within the scintillator layer.
We make one of the main components of digital X-ray detectors. The Scintillator.
High-resolution: With our proprietary scintillator technologies, we can enhance the spatial resolution of X-ray images by more than 100%. The superior resolution of our scintillators empowers end users, including engineers, to detect imperfections in batteries, pacemakers, pipelines, printed electronics, and various other manufactured parts. Additionally, professionals like radiologists who require detailed X-ray images can ensure they see the finest details in X-ray images, including mammography, enabling them to make crucial, life-saving decisions..
Fast: Our low afterglow products (decay time < 1µs) accelerate the inspection speed of the X-ray detector by more than 10 times compared to existing scintillator-based detectors that use Gadox (decay time: 600µs) or CsI (Tl) (slower than Gadox). This significant reduction in inspection time translates to cost savings. The active components of our products are a new generation of scintillator materials with impressive nanosecond decay times, offering a unique opportunity for radiological OEMs to manufacture the next generation of ultrafast X-ray detectors, which can far outpace the existing high-end direct conversion-based X-ray detectors operating at speeds of up to 6,000fps.
Efficient: Our technology can potentially decrease the X-ray dose for patients in the medical imaging field thanks to the high sensitivity and speed of our products.
BrightComSol GmbH is a privately owned nanotechnology spin-off from the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU) Vienna, based in Vienna, Austria. It was founded in March 2020 by Dr. Behzad Shirmardi and Prof. Erik Reimhult each has more than a decade of experience in colloidal science and synthesis of nanomaterials. BrightComol is at the forefront of developing new scintillator technology for high-resolution and fast X-ray imaging.