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Development of radiation detection materials
Author(s): Chae-Deok Lee; Thomas Hartnett; Randy Tustison
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Paper Abstract

Electric current output or scintillation light from solid-state inorganic materials under ionizing radiation is very useful for nuclear and radiation detection. Direct electric current measurements in semiconductors or ionic crystals provide high resolution spectroscopy and imaging capability even though there are scalability and cost issues. In contrast, inorganic scintillation materials utilizing photons generated by incident radiation have been developed for many decades and provide better scalability and lower cost. Ceramic materials offer compelling advantages including large size, mechanical strength, and homogeneity. In this work, we review current status of advanced radiation detection materials and introduce our efforts in the development of ceramic scintillator materials, mainly for gamma ray detection.

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Date Published: 7 May 2012
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8373, Micro- and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications IV, 83730X (7 May 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.918950
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Chae-Deok Lee, Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (United States)
Thomas Hartnett, Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (United States)
Randy Tustison, Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8373:
Micro- and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications IV
Thomas George; M. Saif Islam; Achyut Dutta, Editor(s)

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