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Ultrafast Inorganic Scintillators for Gigahertz Hard X-Ray Imaging

Hu, Chen and Zhang, Liyuan and Zhu, Ren-Yuan and Chen, Aiping and Wang, Zhehui and Ying, Lei and Yu, Zongfu (2018) Ultrafast Inorganic Scintillators for Gigahertz Hard X-Ray Imaging. IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, 65 (8). pp. 2097-2104. ISSN 0018-9499. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20180906-144842042

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Abstract

Gigahertz hard X-ray imaging for the proposed matter-radiation interaction in extreme project presents an unprecedented challenge to front imager in both speed and radiation hardness. Novel fast scintillators are to be developed to face these challenges. This paper presents an investigation on the optical and scintillation properties for a set of fast inorganic scintillators. Transmittance, emission, light output, and decay time were measured. Based on this investigation, we plan to take two approaches to develop inorganic scintillators with subnanoseconds of decay time for the gigahertz hard X-ray imaging. One is yttrium-doped barium fluoride single crystals, and another is based on gallium-doped ZnO nanoparticles.


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https://doi.org/10.1109/TNS.2018.2808103DOIArticle
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AuthorORCID
Hu, Chen0000-0002-3285-4831
Zhang, Liyuan0000-0002-0898-787X
Zhu, Ren-Yuan0000-0003-3091-7461
Wang, Zhehui0000-0001-7826-4063
Additional Information:© 2018 IEEE. Manuscript received January 14, 2018; accepted February 15, 2018. Date of publication February 19, 2018; date of current version August 15, 2018. This work was supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of High Energy Physics Program, under Award DE-SC0011925.
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Department of Energy (DOE)DE-SC0011925
Subject Keywords:Hard X-ray imaging, light output (LO), self-absorption, transmittance, ultrafast decay time, ultrafast scintillator
Issue or Number:8
Record Number:CaltechAUTHORS:20180906-144842042
Persistent URL:https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20180906-144842042
Official Citation:C. Hu et al., "Ultrafast Inorganic Scintillators for Gigahertz Hard X-Ray Imaging," in IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, vol. 65, no. 8, pp. 2097-2104, Aug. 2018. doi: 10.1109/TNS.2018.2808103
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:06 Sep 2018 23:55
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