Sol-gel-doped glasses for scintillators

Masanori Koshimizu

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This chapter describes the applications of sol-gel methods to scintillation material development. Several approaches to the development of various kinds of scintillation materials are introduced, with main focus on rare-earth-doped silicate glasses and organic-inorganic hybrid materials. Three examples are introduced in detail, in which one is on Pr3+-doped silicate glasses and the other two are on the inorganic glass-polymer hybrids. From the viewpoint of practical applications, an enhancement in energy transfer efficiency from the host glass to the luminescence centers is necessary for silicate glasses. On the other hand, organic-inorganic hybrid materials are promising fast scintillation materials for high-energy photons and thermal neutrons.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Sol-Gel Science and Technology
Subtitle of host publicationProcessing, Characterization and Applications
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages28
ISBN (Electronic)9783319321011
ISBN (Print)9783319320991
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jul 9
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)


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