Designing an optimally proportional inorganic scintillator

Jai Singh, Alexander Koblov

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    Abstract

    The nonproportionality observed in the light yield of inorganic scintillators is studied theoretically as a function of the rates of bimolecular and Auger quenching processes occurring within the electron track initiated by a gamma- or X-ray photon incident on a scintillator. Assuming a cylindrical track, the influence of the track radius and concentration of excitations created within the track on the scintillator light yield is also studied. Analysing the calculated light yield a guideline for inventing an optimally proportional scintillator with optimal energy resolution is presented.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)25-28
    Number of pages4
    JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
    Volume685
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2012

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