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A measurement of the light yield of common inorganic scintillators

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3 Author(s)
Holl, I. ; Max Planck Inst. fur Phys. & Astrophys., Munich, West Germany ; Lorenz, E. ; Mageras, G.

The light yield in photons per magaelectronvolt of some common inorganic scintillating crystals has been measured with silicon photodiodes. Incident particles are gammas in the 1-MeV region. The light signal was calibrated against 60-keV gammas converted directly in the photodiode depletion layer. Among the tested materials CsI(Tl) gave the highest light yield of 52000 photons/MeV deposited energy.<>

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Nuclear Science, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:35 ,  Issue: 1 )