Bridgman growth of Bi4Si3O12 scintillation crystals

Jiayue Xu, Hong Wang, Qingbo He, Hui Shen, Hajime Shimizu, Weidong Xiang

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A bismuth silicate (Bi4Si3O12, BSO) crystal with a rectangular shape and dimensions of 30 mm in width and 35 mm in height was grown by the modified Bridgman technique from Bi2O3-rich melt. The crystallization behavior of the BSO crystal was investigated. The BSO crystal has good optical uniformity and a high transmittance of about 80% in the range of 350 to 900 nm. BSO crystal has potential for application in 4π electromagnetic calorimeters in the energy region of several hundred MeV because its decay time is faster than that of the famous Bi4Ge3O12 (BGO) crystal.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)295-298
Number of pages4
JournalKuei Suan Jen Hsueh Pao/ Journal of the Chinese Ceramic Society
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Feb 1


  • Bismuth silicate crystal
  • Bridgman technique
  • Crystal growth
  • Scintillator

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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