ZnS (Mn) Nanoparticles as Luminescent Centers for Siloxane Based Scintillators

  • S. Carturan Dipartimento di Fisica dell’Università di Padova, Padova, Italy.; INFN, Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro, Legnaro (Padova), Italy.
  • G. Maggioni Dipartimento di Fisica dell’Università di Padova, Padova, Italy.; INFN, Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro, Legnaro (Padova), Italy.
  • M. Cinausero INFN, Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro, Legnaro (Padova), Italy.
  • T. Marchy INFN, Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro, Legnaro (Padova), Italy.; Institute for Nuclear and Radiation Physics, Leuven, The Netherlands.
  • F. Gramegna INFN, Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro, Legnaro (Padova), Italy.
  • F. Pino italy; Department of Physics, University Simon Bolivar, Baruta, Venezuela.
  • D. Fabris INFN, Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro, Legnaro (Padova), Italy.
  • A. Quaranta Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Trento, Trento, Italy.;INFN-TIFPA, Sezione di Trento, Trento.
  • L. Sajo-Bohus italy; Department of Physics, University Simon Bolivar, Baruta, Venezuela.
Keywords: neutron detector, scintillator, nanoparticle, ZnS(Mn)

Abstract

Synthesis of oleic acid stabilized ZnS nanocrystals activated with Mn is pursued. A hydrothermal method where high pressure and temperature are applied to control the nanocrystals growth is adopted. Capping the nanoparticle surface with oleic acid (OA) improved light output. Samples loaded with both the phosphor and the neutron sensitizer have been produced and tested in a preliminary test as alpha particle detectors and secondly as thermal neutron detectors. The results support further development for siloxane-based scintillator detectors employing ZnS (Mn) nanoparticles.

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2016-08-08
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S. Carturan; G. Maggioni; M. Cinausero; T. Marchy; F. Gramegna; F. Pino; D. Fabris; A. Quaranta; L. Sajo-Bohus. ZnS (Mn) Nanoparticles As Luminescent Centers for Siloxane Based Scintillators . J. Nucl. Phy. Mat. Sci. Rad. A. 2016, 4, 107-116.
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