Custom-designed fast-response praseodymium-doped lithium 6 fluoro-oxide glass scintillator with enhanced cross-section for scattered neutron originated from inertial confinement fusion

Takahiro Murata, Shigeru Fujino, Hideki Yoshida, Yasunobu Arikawa, Tomoharu Nakazato, Toshihiko Shimizu, Nobuhiko Sarukura, Mitsuo Nakai, Takayoshi Norimatsu, Hiroshi Azechi, Kei Kamada, Yoshiyuki Usuki, Toshihisa Suyama, Akira Yoshikawa, Nakahiro Sato, Hirofumi Kan

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    Abstract

    Scintillation properties of Pr3+-doped 20Al(PO3) 3-80 LiF glasses melted in N2 were investigated to seek a candidate for a scattered neutron scintillator in nuclear fusion diagnostics. The fluorescence lifetime of the sample with 217 nm ultraviolet femtosecond pulse excitation was measured to be 19.5 ns. More importantly, the fluorescence lifetime with alpha particles from 241Am radioisotope excitation was determined to be 6.7 ns. Based on our material design strategy, we have successfully developed the fast response time praseodymium-doped 6Li glass scintillator for scattered neutron diagnostics.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number5485094
    Pages (from-to)1426-1429
    Number of pages4
    JournalIEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science
    Volume57
    Issue number3 PART 2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2010

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
    • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Murata, T., Fujino, S., Yoshida, H., Arikawa, Y., Nakazato, T., Shimizu, T., Sarukura, N., Nakai, M., Norimatsu, T., Azechi, H., Kamada, K., Usuki, Y., Suyama, T., Yoshikawa, A., Sato, N., & Kan, H. (2010). Custom-designed fast-response praseodymium-doped lithium 6 fluoro-oxide glass scintillator with enhanced cross-section for scattered neutron originated from inertial confinement fusion. IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, 57(3 PART 2), 1426-1429. [5485094]. https://doi.org/10.1109/TNS.2009.2033914