High-Performance Next-Generation Perovskite Nanocrystal Scintillator for Nondestructive X-Ray Imaging

Jin Hyuck Heo, Dong Hee Shin, Jin Kyoung Park, Do Hun Kim, Sang Jin Lee, Sang Hyuk Im

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Readily commercializable and cost-effective next-generation CsPbBr3 perovskite nanocrystals (PNCs) based X-ray detectors are demonstrated. The PNCs-based X-ray detector exhibits higher spatial resolution (9.8 lp mm−1 at modulation transfer function (MTF) = 0.2 and 12.5–8.9 lp mm−1 for a linear line chart), faster response time (≈200 ns), and comparable stability (>40 Gyair s−1 of X-ray exposure) compared with the commercialized terbium-doped gadolinium oxysulfide (GOS)-based detectors (spatial resolution = 6.2 lp mm−1 at MTF = 0.2 and 6.3 lp mm−1 for a linear line chart, response time = ≈1200 ns) because the PNCs-based scintillator has ≈5.6-fold faster average photoluminescence lifetime and stronger emission than the GOS-based one.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1801743
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number40
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Oct 4

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This study was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) under the Ministry of Science, ICT & Future Planning (Basic Science Research Program (No.2014R1A5A1009799), Nano-Material Technology Development Program (No. 2017M3A7B4041696), the Technology Development Program to Solve Climate Change (No. 2015M1A2A2055631), and Global Frontier R&D Program on Center for Multiscale Energy System (No. 2012M3A6A7054855).

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© 2018 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim


  • X-ray imaging
  • cesium lead tribromide
  • nanocrystals
  • perovskite
  • scintillators

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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