S&M2839 Research Paper of Special Issue
Published: February 21, 2022
Scintillation Properties of Li-doped ZnO Translucent Ceramic [PDF]
Toshiaki Kunikata, Takumi Kato, Daiki Shiratori, Daisuke Nakauchi, Noriaki Kawaguchi, and Takayuki Yanagida
(Received October 8, 2021; Accepted November 1, 2021)
Keywords: Li-doped ZnO, scintillation, translucent ceramic, annealing effect, lattice defects
We synthesized a 0.1% Li-doped ZnO translucent ceramic using spark plasma sintering (SPS) and annealed it at 700 or 800 °C in air. The photoluminescence (PL) and scintillation properties of all samples were evaluated. The PL quantum yield (QY) and scintillation light yield (LY) were improved by annealing owing to the reduction in the number of oxygen defects in comparison with the as-prepared sample. Among the translucent ceramic samples, the sample annealed at 700 °C showed the highest LY (5800 ph/5.5 MeV-α); the scintillation LY was lower in the sample annealed at 800 °C because of the increase in the number of trap sites.Corresponding author: Toshiaki Kunikata
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Toshiaki Kunikata, Takumi Kato, Daiki Shiratori, Daisuke Nakauchi, Noriaki Kawaguchi, and Takayuki Yanagida, Scintillation Properties of Li-doped ZnO Translucent Ceramic, Sens. Mater., Vol. 34, No. 2, 2022, p. 661-668.