Fabrication and characterization of large size 6LiF/CaF 2:Eu eutectic composites with the ordered lamellar structure

Noriaki Kawaguchi, Kentaro Fukuda, Takayuki Yanagida, Yutaka Fujimoto, Yuui Yokota, Toshihisa Suyama, Kenichi Watanabe, Atsushi Yamazaki, Akira Yoshikawa

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As alternative candidates for the 3He neutron detectors, 6LiF/CaF2:Eu eutectic composites were fabricated and their scintillation properties were evaluated. Large size LiF/CaF2:Eu eutectic composites of 58 mm diameter and 50 mm thickness were produced by Bridgman method. The composites had a finely ordered lamellar structure along the solidification direction. The lamellar structure was controlled by the direction and the rate of solidification, and it was optimized to improve the scintillation properties. Better results were achieved when thinner lamellar layers were aligned along the scintillation light path.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)209-211
Number of pages3
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2011
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation


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