Ce-doped LiF-SrF2 eutectic scintillators for thermal neutron detection produced at different solidification rates

Takayuki Yanagida, Yutaka Fujimoto, Kentaro Fukuda, Noriaki Kawaguchi, Kenichi Watanabe, Atsushi Yamazaki, Akira Uritani, Valery Chani

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Abstract

Ce 0.1% doped LiF-SrF2 eutectic scintillators were produced by vertical Bridgman method at various solidification rates of 1, 5, 20, 80, 320, and 1280 mm/hr. The LiF contained 95% of 6Li. The SEM images of the samples solidified at 1-80 mm/hr demonstrated clear lamellar structures. The α-ray induced radioluminescence spectra of the scintillators had intense emission peak at 310 and 330 nm due to the emission from Ce3+ 5d-4f transition of Ce:SrF2 layers. When the samples were irradiated with 252Cf neutrons, they exhibited almost the same light yields of 4500-5500 ph/n and typical decay times of 120-160 ns. The optimal layer thickness of LiF-SrF2 was determined to be 0.9 μm.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1449-1454
Number of pages6
JournalOptical Materials
Volume35
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2013
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Computer Science(all)
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Spectroscopy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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