In this study, Ce:6LiBr/LaBr3 eutectic with a high Li concentration was developed as a novel thermal neutron scintillator. Ce served as an activator for the LaBr3 phase, and Ce:6LiBr/LaBr3 eutectics were grown via the vertical Bridgman method in quartz ampoules (inner diameter = 4 mm). In the eutectic, the 6LiBr phase worked as the neutron capture phase by the 6Li (n, a) 3H reaction, and Ce:LaBr3 worked as the scintillator phase. The Ce:6LiBr/LaBr3 eutectic exhibited a lamellar eutectic structure and optical transparency, as well as 350 and 380 nm emission due to Ce3+ 5d-4f transition. The light yield under neutrons excitation was estimated to be 74000 photons/neutron. The scintillation decay time was 18.7 ns.
|ジャーナル||Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment|
|出版ステータス||Published - 2022 4月 1|
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