Development of New
Storage Phosphors for
Thermal Neutron Detection

By Andrei Sidorenko
December 2004
Delft University Press
ISBN: 9040725403
117 pages, Illustrated, 6 " x 9 "
$65.00 Paper Original


This is a Ph.D. dissertation. The use of thermal neutrons in crystallography started in 1947. Since that time position sensitive detectors for thermal neutrons became of increasing importance for various applications such as small angle scattering, neutron reflection and diffraction studies as well as radiography and tomography.

Contents include: Introduction, Defining the characteristics of neutron storage phosphors and selection of materials, Experimental techniques, Luminescence and thermoluminescence, Complex study of radiation induced defects, Storage properties of Ce3+ doped haloborate phosphors enriched with 10-B isotope, Spectroscopic and storage properties of LiLnSiO4:Ce3+,Sm3+, Concluding remarks.

Nuclear Physics

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