Lead tungstate PbWO4 crystals for high energy physics

Citation
S. Burachas et al., Lead tungstate PbWO4 crystals for high energy physics, J CRYST GR, 199, 1999, pp. 881-884
Citations number
7
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Physical Chemistry/Chemical Physics
Journal title
JOURNAL OF CRYSTAL GROWTH
ISSN journal
0022-0248 → ACNP
Volume
199
Year of publication
1999
Part
1
Pages
881 - 884
Database
ISI
SICI code
0022-0248(199903)199:<881:LTPCFH>2.0.ZU;2-N
Abstract
Main factors of the technological process of preparation of lead tungstate (PWO) scintillator crystals of large length are considered. Temperature ran ge of thermochemical stability of PWO melt is determined. Effects of the ox ygen content in the atmosphere during growth and annealing are studied. Opt imum oxygen concentrations have been established, which allow one to obtain PWO scintillators up to 230 mm long with improved and reproducible functio nal characteristics. (C) 1999 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.