Accession Number : AD0474657

Title :   SOLID-STATE GAMMA-RAY DETECTOR.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. 1 Oct 64-1 Mar 65,

Corporate Author : GENERAL DYNAMICS FORT WORTH TX NUCLEAR AEROSPACE RESEARCH FACILITY

Personal Author(s) : Abel, G. K.

Report Date : NOV 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 72

Abstract : Experimental work was performed on gamma-detecting scintillators involving extreme compression of inorganic crystals and powders. The mixing of inorganic salts and organic fluors in highly compressed samples or in low-melting glasses culminated in the preparation of metaphosphate glasses. These glasses have high chemical stability, high density, low neutron sensitivity, a wide temperature range of application, and a fluorescence decay time of 10 to the -8th sec; but, compared to the response of sodium-iodide scintillators, they are poor in gamma sensitivity. It is believed that these glasses can be made with a sensitivity comparable to that of sodium iodide. (Author)

Descriptors :   *GAMMA RAYS), (*DETECTORS, SCINTILLATION, CRYSTALS, SALTS, PHOSPHATE GLASS, GAMMA RAY SPECTRA, HIGH PRESSURE, FLUORESCENCE, SENSITIVITY, INORGANIC COMPOUNDS, BIBLIOGRAPHIES.

Subject Categories : Nuclear Physics & Elementary Particle Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE