11-15 February 2013
Vienna University of Technology
Europe/Vienna timezone

Development of single crystals with a high index of refraction

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Vienna University of Technology

Vienna University of Technology

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Board: 12
Poster Cherenkov Detectors


Dr Shunsuke Kurosawa (Tohoku University)


Cherenkov counter is used in High Energy Physics or Nuclear Physics, and it is expected to be applied to medical imaging. Time-of-flight Positron emission tomography (TOF-PET) is one of the next-generation medical imaging methods, and a scintillator with a fast decay time is required. However, fast scintillation decay times are typically 10 - 30 nsec, and this order is not sufficient for TOF-PET. Thus, we try to develop the new crystals a high refractive index as a Cherenkov radiator, and we investigated these single crystals The sample crystals had a high refractive index of over 2.5 at 400 nm. In this presentation, we report and evaluate these crystals as a Cherenkov radiator.
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Primary author

Dr Shunsuke Kurosawa (Tohoku University)


Prof. Akira Yoshikawa (Tohoku University) Prof. V. Vladimir Kochurikhin (General Physics Institute) Dr Yuui Yokota (Tohoku University)

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