Development of a Novel Ultra-fast Scintillator with MQW Structure

Shibuya Kengo, Koshimizu Masanori, Shibata Hiromi, Asai Keisuke

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We propose lead-halide-based perovskite-type organic/inorganic hybrid compounds, e.g. (CH3NH3)PbBr3 and (C 6H13NH3)2PbI4, as a new kind of scintillator to use excitonic luminescence of semiconductor as the signal of radiation detection. Single crystals of the materials were bombarded by an electron pulse (1 to 2 ps) from a linear accelerator and the time profile of the intensity of radiation-induced luminescence were measured by a streak camera. As a result, decay time constants of (CH3NH 3)PbBr3 and (C6H13NH 3)2PbI4 were evaluated to be 160 ps and 45 ps, respectively. These values are much smaller than that of the fast component of BaF2 (600 ps), which is known as one of the quickest responses of scintillators. Consequently, we conclude that the perovskite-type organic/inorganic hybrid compounds are promising ultra-fast scintillators.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2002
EventFirst IEEE International Conference on Sensors - IEEE Sensors 2002 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: 2002 Jun 122002 Jun 14


ConferenceFirst IEEE International Conference on Sensors - IEEE Sensors 2002
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL


  • Electron linear accelerator
  • Excitonic luminescence
  • Ionizating radiation
  • Lead halide-based perovskite-type organic/inorganic hybrid compound
  • Multiple quantum well structure (MQW)
  • Scintillator


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