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Ion-doped two-dimensional perovskite crystals for versatile radiation detection (Conference Presentation)
Author(s): Aozhen Xie; Chathuranga Hettiarachchi; Francesco Maddalena; Michał Makowski; Marcin E. Witkowski; Winicjusz Drozdowski; Arramel Arramel; Stuart Victor Springham; Christophe Dujardin; Muhammad Danang Birowosuto; Cuong H. Dang

Paper Abstract

Due to the large exciton binding energy, two-dimensional perovskite has demonstrated the potential as high-performance while low-cost scintillator. In our experiment, first we systemically investigate the effect of Li-ion dopant in phenethylammonium lead bromide, (PEA)2PbBr4 perovskite crystals under soft X-ray radiation of 15 keV. Successful inclusion of Li at four doping concentrations was confirmed by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. Li doping causes no substantial change in the crystal structure judging from the X-ray diffraction pattern but induces stronger emission tail as observed in the temperature-dependent X-ray luminescence (XL). Upon higher Li concentration, the emissions become broader due to possible Li trap emission as indicated by increasing traps induced by more Li in the X-ray thermoluminescence spectra. The behavior of negative thermal quenching is found in the XL and it can yield a benefit such as the possible light yield improvement in the X-ray imaging application. After the soft X-ray characterizations, we further explore our crystals in gamma-ray detection. In the gamma-ray pulse height measurement, relatively broad peaks can be resolved with the light yield of about 10,000 photons/MeV at 662 keV. The result from alpha particle pulse height measurement also indicates that we could even utilize our crystals in alpha particle detection at 5.8 MeV. Based on this feature and Li-ion capability as dopants, our crystals promise a good performance in thermal neutron detection. Finally, we can realize a versatile radiation detector that works in broad range of energy from soft to high energy radiation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 March 2020
Proc. SPIE 11277, Organic Photonic Materials and Devices XXII, 112770U (10 March 2020); doi: 10.1117/12.2545259
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Aozhen Xie, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)
Chathuranga Hettiarachchi, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)
Francesco Maddalena, CNRS International NTU THALES Research Alliance (Singapore)
Michał Makowski, Nicolaus Copernicus Univ. (Poland)
Marcin E. Witkowski, Nicolaus Copernicus Univ. (Poland)
Winicjusz Drozdowski, Nicolaus Copernicus Univ. (Poland)
Arramel Arramel, National Univ. of Singapore (Singapore)
Stuart Victor Springham, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)
Christophe Dujardin, Univ. Claude Bernard Lyon 1 (France)
Muhammad Danang Birowosuto, CNRS -International - NTU - THALES Research Alliances / UMI 3288 (Singapore)
Cuong H. Dang, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11277:
Organic Photonic Materials and Devices XXII
Christopher E. Tabor; François Kajzar; Toshikuni Kaino, Editor(s)

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