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20.06.2023 •

Ultrathin, Transparent, and High Density Perovskite Scintillator Film for High Resolution X-Ray Microscopic Imaging


Inorganic perovskite quantum dots CsPbX3 (X = Cl, Br, and I) has recently received extensive attention as a new promising class of X-ray scintillators. However, relatively low light yield (LY) of CsPbX3 and strong optical scattering of the thick opaque scintillator film restrict their practical applications for high-resolution X-ray microscopic imaging. Here, the Ce3+ ion doped CsPbBr3 nanocrystals (NCs) with enhanced LY and stability are obtained and then the ultrathin (30 μm) and transparent scintillator films with high density are prepared by a suction filtration method. The small amount Ce3+ dopant greatly enhances the LY of CsPbBr3 NCs (about 33 000 photons per MeV), which is much higher than that of bare CsPbBr3 NCs. Moreover, the scintillator films made by these NCs with high density realize a high spatial resolution of 862 nm thanks to its thin and transparent feature, which is so far a record resolution for perovskite scintillator-based X-ray microscopic imaging. This strategy not only provides a simple way to increase the resolution down to nanoscale, but also extends the application of as-prepared CsPbBr3 scintillator for high resolution X-ray microscopic imaging.

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