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Thin scintillators for ultrafast hard X-ray imaging

Wang, Zhehui and Barnes, Cris W. and Kapustinsky, Jon S. and Morris, Chris L. and Nelson, Ron O. and Yang, Fan and Zhang, Liyuan and Zhu, Ren-Yuan (2015) Thin scintillators for ultrafast hard X-ray imaging. In: Photon Counting Applications 2015. Proceedings of SPIE. No.9504. Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers , Bellingham, WA, Art. No. 95040N. ISBN 978-1-62841-625-1.

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A multilayer thin-scintillator concept is described for ultrafast imaging. The individual layer thickness is determined by the spatial resolution and light attenuation length, the number of layers is determined by the overall efficiency. By coating the scintillators with a high quantum-efficiency photocathode, single X-ray photon detection can be achieved using fast scintillators with low light yield. The fast, efficient sensors, when combined with MCP and novel nanostructed electron amplification schemes, is a possible way towards GHz hard X-ray cameras for a few frames of images.

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Wang, Zhehui0000-0001-7826-4063
Morris, Chris L.0000-0003-2141-0255
Zhang, Liyuan0000-0002-0898-787X
Zhu, Ren-Yuan0000-0003-3091-7461
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Subject Keywords:GHz X-ray imaging, MCP-PMT detectors, fast scintillators, detection efficiency
Series Name:Proceedings of SPIE
Issue or Number:9504
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Official Citation:Zhehui Wang ; Cris W. Barnes ; Jon S. Kapustinsky ; Chris L. Morris ; Ron O. Nelson ; Fan Yang ; Liyuan Zhang ; Ren-Yuan Zhu; Thin scintillators for ultrafast hard X-ray imaging. Proc. SPIE 9504, Photon Counting Applications 2015, 95040N (May 6, 2015); doi:10.1117/12.2178420
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Deposited On:14 Oct 2015 19:51
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