Refractive index and absorption length of YAP : Ce scintillation crystal and reflectance of the coating used in YAP : Ce single-crystal matrix

S. Baccaro, A. Cecilia, M. Montecchi, T. Malatesta, F. De Notaristefani, S. Torrioli, F. Vittori

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Recent works show growing interest in optically isolated YAP : Ce single-crystal matrices as high spatial resolution detectors for imaging applications in Nuclear Medicine. Such matrices are manufactured by Preciosa Crytur (Czech Republic) by means of a special sticking procedure of YAP : Ce pillars about 10 mm in length and with cross section ranging between 0.6 mm x 0.6 mm and 3 mm x 3 mm. In this work, we carried out an intensive study on both the complex refractive index of YAP : Ce crystal and the reflectance, versus, the incidence angle, of the coating used as optical insulator in matrix pillar made by Preciosa Crytur. © 1998 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)479 - 485
Number of pages7
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 11 Apr 1998


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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