The scintillation performance of one-inch diameter CsI/CsCl/NaCl eutectics grown by the Czochralski method

Yui Takizawa, Kei Kamada*, Naoko Kutsuzawa, Masao Yoshino, Seiich Yamamoto, Kyoung Jin Kim, Rikito Murakami, Vladimir V. Kochurikhin, Akira Yoshikawa

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Abstract

In this study, one-inch diameter Tl:CsI/CsCl/NaCl eutectic scintillators were grown by the Czochralski method at various pulling rates. Crystal growth conditions such as rotation, pulling rates, and crystal growth setup were analyzed. By examining the structure of the obtained eutectic, the growth orientation of the CsI phase as well as the optimum pulling speed and rotation speed were found. A transparent eutectic plate of about 3 × 5 mm was prepared from the grown sample, and scintillation properties such as light output and decay time after excitation by 662 keV gamma-rays were evaluated. The performance was compared with the Tl: CsI single crystal standard. Furthermore, a β-ray imaging test was carried out by combining the eutectic plate and an electron-multiplied charge coupling device camera, and the position resolution as an imaging device was evaluated.

Original languageEnglish
Article number126266
JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
Volume572
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Oct 15
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • A1. Eutectics
  • A2. Czochralski method
  • B1. Halides
  • B2. Scintillator materials
  • B3. Optical fiber devices

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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