The X-ray detection capability of a scintillation detector equipped with a Cs2ZnCl4 single crystal was evaluated. The scintillation decay kinetics can be expressed as the sum of two exponential decay components. The fast decay component had a decay time constant of 1.8 ns, and its relative intensity was 95%. The total light output was 630 photons/MeV, and a subnanosecond timing resolution of 0.66 ns was obtained. The detection efficiency of 67.4 keV X-rays was 80% for a detector equipped with a 2.2-mm-thick Cs2ZnCl4 crystal. Thus, excellent timing resolution and high detection efficiency were achieved simultaneously.
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