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Working With Some Of The Newer High-Z Scintillators
Author(s): J. G. Laros
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Paper Abstract

We have performed simple laboratory studies of several of the newer high-Z inorganic scintillators, with a primary goal of evaluating their relative merits as sensors for space-borne instruments. It is appropriate to consider using one of these materials when high light output can be exchanged for some other beneficial property, such as higher stopping power (bismuth germanate), superior resistance to radiation damage (barium fluoride), or fast decay time (barium fluoride and pure cesium iodide). Our work has revealed or confirmed other important characteristics both favorable and unfavorable of these newer scintillators. For example, the temperature dependence and particle species dependence of the fast and slow scintillation output of barium fluoride and pure cesium iodide will be described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 November 1989
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 1159, EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy and Atomic Physics, (27 November 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.962567
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J. G. Laros, Los Alamos National Laboratory (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1159:
EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy and Atomic Physics
Charles J. Hailey; Oswald H. W. Siegmund, Editor(s)

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