Pr or Ce-doped, fast-response and low-afterglow cross-section-enhanced scintillator with 6Li for down-scattered neutron originated from laser fusion

Kozue Watanabe, Yasunobu Arikawa, Kohei Yamanoi, Marilou Cadatal-Raduban, Takahiro Nagai, Masahiro Kouno, Kohei Sakai, Tomoharu Nazakato, Toshihiko Shimizu, Nobuhiko Sarukura, Mitsuo Nakai, Takayoshi Norimatsu, Hiroshi Azechi, Akira Yoshikawa, Takahiro Murata, Shigeru Fujino, Hideki Yoshida, Nobuhiko Izumi, Nakahiro Satoh, Hirofumi Kan

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    We explore the potential of Pr- or Ce-doped 20Al(PO3) 3-80LiF (APLF80+3Pr or +3Ce) scintillator to observe the lower edge of down-scattered neutron and discriminate fusion originated neutron from strong X-ray signals. APLF80+3Pr or +3Ce scintillator exhibits considerably fast decay profiles and negligible slow-decay components. Using these newly developed APLF80+3Pr or +3Ce scintillators, we have successfully observed fusion-originated neutron signal in the midst of strong X-ray-excited fluorescence in an integrated experiment using our 10 kJ class GEKKO XII Nd-glass laser system. A sophisticated neutron detection system using APLF80+3Pr or 3Ce will be used for the first fast ignition experiment.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)288-290
    Number of pages3
    JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2013


    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Inorganic Chemistry
    • Materials Chemistry

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