Radiation stability of CsBr:Eu needle image plates

Batentschuk M, Neudert S, Weidner M, Osvet A, Struye L, Tahon JP, Leblans P (2009)

Publication Status: Published

Publication Type: Journal article, Original article

Publication year: 2009


Book Volume: 106

Article Number: 083504

Journal Issue: 8

DOI: 10.1063/1.3243232


Needle image plates (NIPs) based on CsBr:Eu are a good alternative to the BaFBr:Eu powder image plates due to their higher sensitivity and improved spatial resolution. The x-ray radiation stability of the NIPs produced by Agfa Gevaert was investigated and it was found that the radiation stability of the optimized NIPs is as high as that of the commercial CsI:Tl single crystals and much higher than reported in literature for the CsBr:Eu NIPs. The dependence of the sensitivity of the NIPs on the accumulated dose was determined for three different types of x-ray irradiation. It is shown that degradation of the sensitivity starts at about 10 Gy and it is the strongest for the most hard x-ray beam. If the energy absorbed by a NIP is taken into account, the degradation does not depend on the hardness of the applied x-ray beam. It is suggested that the main reason for the observed high radiation stability of the CsBr:Eu NIPs is the use of the oxygen-free Eu2+-containing precursor CsEuBr3 for the doping in the manufacturing process.

Authors with CRIS profile

Additional Organisation(s)

Involved external institutions

How to cite


Batentschuk, M., Neudert, S., Weidner, M., Osvet, A., Struye, L., Tahon, J.-P., & Leblans, P. (2009). Radiation stability of CsBr:Eu needle image plates. Journal of Applied Physics, 106(8). https://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3243232


Batentschuk, Miroslaw, et al. "Radiation stability of CsBr:Eu needle image plates." Journal of Applied Physics 106.8 (2009).

BibTeX: Download