Development of glass-ceramic scintillators for gamma-ray astronomy
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|Title:||Development of glass-ceramic scintillators for gamma-ray astronomy||Authors:||de Faoite, Daithí
Stanton, Kenneth T.
|Permanent link:||http://hdl.handle.net/10197/8715||Date:||Jun-2015||Abstract:||Scintillators synthesised as glass-ceramics have several potential benefits compared to the currently-used halide scintillators, including non-hygroscopicity, mechanical ruggedness, ease of producing customisable shapes, and the potential for low-cost synthesis. The use of these scintillators is considered for a gamma-ray telescope operating in the 0.2 MeV¿50 MeV photon range. Inorganic scintillator compounds suitable for incorporation into glass-ceramics are assessed. In addition, several families of glass suitable for use as hosts for scintillating compounds are also reviewed.||Type of material:||Journal Article||Publisher:||IOP Publishing||Keywords:||Glass-ceramic;Scintillator;Gamma-ray astronomy||DOI:||10.1088/1742-6596/620/1/012002||Language:||en||Status of Item:||Peer reviewed||Conference Details:||Applications of Novel Scintillators for Research and Industry (ANSRI 2015), Dublin, Ireland, 12–14 January 2015|
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