Special Issue "Crystal Growth and Luminescence Properties of Scintillators"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Optics and Photonics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Asst. Prof. Dr. Masao Yoshino
Guest Editor
Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan
Interests: scintillators; radiation detection and imaging; scintillation mechanism; luminescence mechanism

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Scintillators are the materials that convert the energy of ionizing radiation (α, β, γ, neutron) into a bunch of UV-visible photons. Scintillators play an important role in both scientific and industrial fields; high-energy physics, underground experiments, astrophysics, medical imaging, homeland security, geological prospecting, and so on. One of the most recent trends in scintillation materials principally concentrates on scintillators based on halide and oxide compounds. Increasing focus has been placed on not only characterization and scintillation mechanism but novel crystal growth technology, the co-doping effect, and the radiation imaging technique in the last decade.

This Special Issue will focus on a collection of current top trends in novel scintillators; including crystal growth, characterization, mechanisms, the co-doping effect, and application. The topical focus of this Special Issue includes but is not limited to:

  • Novel scintillators, including nanotechnologies and hybrid materials;
  • Crystal growth technology;
  • Co-doping effect;
  • Scintillation mechanism;
  • Radiation resistance;
  • Scintillation detectors;
  • Radiation imaging.

Asst. Prof. Dr. Masao Yoshino
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • scintillator
  • single crystal
  • oxides
  • halides
  • crystal growth
  • crystal chemistry
  • scintillation mechanisms
  • co-doping effect
  • radiation detector

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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