Advanced nuclear radiation detectors : materials, processing, properties and applications / Ashok K. Batra
- Batra, A. K.
- Bristol [England] (Temple Circus, Temple Way, Bristol BS1 6HG, UK) : IOP Publishing, 
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (various pagings) : illustrations (some color).
- Additional Creators:
- Institute of Physics (Great Britain)
- 1. Interaction of gammas with matter -- 1.1. Introduction -- 1.2. Gamma-ray -- 1.3. Principles of operation of gamma-ray detectors -- 1.4. Material requirements for scintillators -- 1.5. Detailed scintillation mechanism, 2. Performance of gamma radiation detectors materials -- 2.1. The performance parameters -- 2.2. Characterization of the scintillator crystal, 3. Advanced materials for gamma radiation detectors -- 3.1. Introduction -- 3.2. Inorganic scintillators -- 3.3. Semiconductor scintillators -- 3.4. Transparent ceramic scintillators -- 3.5. Organic compounds and composites -- 3.6. Organic-inorganic hybrid perovskites -- 3.7. Nanostructured scintillators, 4. Material processing for radiation detectors -- 4.1. Introduction -- 4.2. Czochralski (CZ) technique -- 4.3. Bridgman-Stockbarger technique -- 4.4. Hydrothermal crystal growth -- 4.5. Vertical floating zone melting -- 4.6. The vapor phase technology -- 4.7. Preparation of ceramics -- 4.8. Thin and thick-film preparation techniques -- 4.9. Thick-film fabrication -- 4.10. Fabrication of polymer-ceramic composites, and 5. Application of gamma radiation detectors and outlook -- 5.1. Introduction -- 5.2. Desired properties of scintillators and respective applications -- 5.3. Applications of scintillator crystals -- 5.4. Outlook and future prospects.
- This book is a comprehensive guide to the current state-of-the-art science and technology involved in the analysis and development of gamma-ray nuclear materials for commercial, medical, industrial, military and space applications. It reviews the current and upcoming materials and material-based technologies for gamma-ray detectors, as well as their growth process in various forms, such as single crystals, films, and ceramics. Thoroughly compiled, it is ideal for graduate students, engineers, technicians, scientists and managers. It brings to both novice and advanced readers all the topics required to jump-start investigations on gamma-ray materials and their growth.
- 9780750325080 ebook
- Audience Notes:
- Physical sciences and engineering graduate students in optics, electro-optics, photonics, and energy generation and harvesting.
- "Version: 202109"--Title page verso.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references.
- Other Forms:
- Also available in print.
- Technical Details:
- Mode of access: World Wide Web.
System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader, EPUB reader, or Kindle reader.
- Administrative History:
- Professor Batra has more than 30 years of experience in solid-state physics and its various applications. A recipient of a NASA Group Achievement Award and the Alabama A&M University School of Arts and Sciences Researcher of the Year award, he has published over 200 publications, including four books, book chapters, proceedings, review articles, and NASA TMs. He has been on the faculty at Alabama A&M University since 1984 in the Physics Department, where his experience in research and teaching have provided him the knowledge to be a domain expert in the radiation detectors subject area.
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