Scintillation property of rare earth-free SnO-doped oxide glass

Hirokazu Masai, Takayuki Yanagida, Yutaka Fujimoto, Masanori Koshimizu, Toshinobu Yoko

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The authors have demonstrated scintillation of rare earth (RE)-free Sn-doped oxide glass by excitation of ionizing radiation. It is notable that light emission is attained for RE-free transparent glass due to s 2-sp transition of Sn 2+ centre and the emission correlates with the excitation band at 20 eV. We have also demonstrated that excitation band of emission centre can be tuned by the chemical composition of the host glass. The present result is valuable not only for design of RE-free inorganic amorphous oxide scintillator but also for revealing the band structure of oxide glass by irradiation of ionizing radiation.

Original languageEnglish
Article number191906
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Nov 5


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