The low-temperature scintillation properties of bismuth germanate and its application to high-energy gamma radiation imaging devices.

@article{Piltingsrud1979TheLS,
  title={The low-temperature scintillation properties of bismuth germanate and its application to high-energy gamma radiation imaging devices.},
  author={Harley V. Piltingsrud},
  journal={Journal of nuclear medicine : official publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine},
  year={1979},
  volume={20 12},
  pages={
          1279-85
        }
}
Bismuth germanate is a scintillation material with very high z, and high density (7.13 g/cm3). It is a rugged, nonhygroscopic, crystalline material with room-temperature scintillation properties described by previous investigators as having a light yield approximately 8% of that of NaI(Tl), emission peak at approximately 480 nm, decay constant of 0.3 microsec, and energy resolution congruent to 15% (FWHM) for Cs-137 gamma radiations. These properties make it an excellent candidate for… CONTINUE READING