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Development and spectral characteristics of new scintillation materials based on oxide crystals
Author(s): Mykola U. Bilyi; S. G. Nedel'ko; Yu. A. Hizhnyi
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Paper Abstract

Scintillation crystals as components of scintillation detectors are widely used in modern science and technique, especially, in medicine and high energy physics. High density of scintillation material is one of the basic requirements for creating of effective detecting devices. This advantage is incident to oxide crystals, that possess low radiation length and high atomic weight. Therefore such substances as bismuth germanate, yttrium silicate, bivalent metals tungstates, and others became an object of intensive investigations, especially seeing the elaboration of large calorimetric devices for elementary particles accelerators. The analysis of scintillation properties of various scintillator types showed that oxide materials, being at disadvantage in relation to traditional alkali-halide crystal systems in some scintillation parameters, excel them in rapidity, radiation hardness, chemical and thermal stability and operate successfully under conditions of strong irradiation, high temperatures, chemically active environment, mechanical stress, etc.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 August 1998
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 3573, OPTIKA '98: 5th Congress on Modern Optics, (19 August 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.324591
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Mykola U. Bilyi, Kiev Univ. (Ukraine)
S. G. Nedel'ko, Kiev Univ. (Ukraine)
Yu. A. Hizhnyi, Kiev Univ. (Ukraine)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3573:
OPTIKA '98: 5th Congress on Modern Optics
Gyorgy Akos; Gabor Lupkovics; Andras Podmaniczky, Editor(s)

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