Nanocomposite, ceramic, and thin film scintillators by Martin Nikl

By Martin Nikl

The literature to date has reviewed purely single-crystal and, as much as some degree, optical ceramic scintillators. This ebook introduces and describes intimately the study and improvement in skinny movie scintillators, glass ceramics, in addition to nanocomposite and optical ceramics ready by way of spark plasma sintering. It additionally gains instance of an in-depth examine of a ZnO-based powder phosphor fabric. either expertise description and diverse characterization points are supplied including software hints.

No different booklet has been released to date that comes with and studies the scintillator fabrics lined during this ebook with their particular applied sciences. additionally, technological description is merged with precise characterization, and the appliance capability is mentioned besides. This ebook is meant for a large viewers, together with postgraduate and PhD scholars and scientists operating within the box of scintillators and phosphors. The prolonged introductory textual content, which has a textbook personality, might be of colossal profit to scholars and non-specialists, too.

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3 Energy Transport The transport of energy deposited in a material by a g-ray interaction involves the movement of both electrons (e) and holes (h) through the crystal as well as the final recombination at the luminescent center [67]. In the best case, the net transport efficiency is ~40% (1/b term in Eq. 1), which is the key limiting factor for scintillator photon yield. Energy transport therefore is one of the fundamental aspects that determine the overall scintillator performance. , the proportionality of the number of scintillation photons produced per g-ray energy absorbed.

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Reprinted from Ref. 21, Copyright 2002, with permission from Elsevier. One particularly active avenue of such research pursues nanocomposite scintillators. Nanocomposites are a class of Introduction heterogeneous materials consisting of particles with nanometerscale dimensions embedded in a solid matrix (see Fig. 2). A subclass of nanocomposites are optical nanocomposites that are designed such that ultraviolet (UV), visible, or near-infrared light can propagate through them with minimal optical scattering.

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