We report a new type of scintillator especially suitable for pulse-radiation detection. Thin films of organic/inorganic perovskite compound (n-C6H13NH3)2PbI4, which is characterized by a multiple quantum well structure, were bombarded by 2.0 MeV protons, and their radiation-induced emission spectra were obtained. A single and sharp emission peak due to an exciton was observed at the wavelength of 524 nm. This emission was clearly detected even at room temperature, and its quantum efficiency was very high. The line shape of this emission did not change, retaining its sharpness, and no other emissions appeared throughout the irradiation. The optical response of (n-C6H13NH3)2PbI4 is very fast. (n-C6H13NH3)2PbI4 is a promising scintillator material, meeting requirements not satisfied by conventional scintillators.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms|
|Publication status||Published - 2002 Aug|
- Exciton luminescence
- Multiple quantum wells
- Organic/inorganic perovskite-type hybrid compounds
- Pulse radiation