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Scintillation Properties of Eu ^{2+} -Activated Barium Fluoroiodide

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8 Author(s)
Gundiah, G. ; Life Sci. Div., Lawrence Berkeley Nat. Lab., Berkeley, CA, USA ; Bourret-Courchesne, E. ; Bizarri, G. ; Hanrahan, S.M.
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The scintillation properties of powders and single-crystals of BaFI doped with Eu2+ are presented. Single crystals were grown by the vertical Bridgman technique. Under optical and X-ray excitation, the samples exhibit a narrow Eu2+ 5d-4f transition emission centered at 405 nm. The scintillation light output is estimated to be 55 0005 000 photons/MeV at 662 keV with 85% of the light decaying within 600 ns. An energy resolution of 8.5% full width at half maximum (FWHM) has been achieved using this scintillator for 662 keV excitation (137Cs source) at room temperature.

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Nuclear Science, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:57 ,  Issue: 3 )

Date of Publication:

June 2010

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