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ISSN 0914-4935

Vol. 28 No.8
2nd Special Issue on the Workshop on Next-Generation Front-Edge Optical Science Research

Guest Editors: Hidehito Nanto (Kanazawa Institute of Technology)

  • Recently, there have been innovative mechanoluminescent (ML) particles made available, each of which repeatedly emits light in response to small applied stresses even in an elastic region. When d... Read More

  • The scintillation properties and radiation durability of β-SiAlON:Eu were evaluated under focused microbeam irradiation conditions using 3 MeV protons. In situ observation of scintillation f... Read More

  • A novel thermosensitive luminescent lanthanide coordination compound was successfully synthesized. The coordination compound consists of Eu, Tb, and two photosensitized organic ligands [hexafluor... Read More

  • The optical, dosimeter, and scintillation properties of MgB2 were investigated for the first time.MgB2 was visibly black and showed 0.1-0.2% optical transmittance of wavelengths longer than200 nm... Read More

  • In this paper, we report on the optical and near-infrared (NIR) scintillation properties ofYVO4:Nd (0.5 and 3.0 mol%) crystals grown by the conventional floating zone technique. Inoptical transmi... Read More

  • For many years, the radiophotoluminescence (RPL) of Ag-doped phosphate glass has beenexploited in personal dosimetry. In this study, we investigated the optical properties of Ag-dopedphosphate gl... Read More

  • The photoluminescence (PL) and radioluminescence (RL) of Sn2+ centers in alkaline earthoxide (RO)-substituted ZnO-P2O5 glasses, which were prepared under Ar, were examined. Weconfirm that the net... Read More

  • Ceramic thermoluminescence detectors (TLDs) are low-cost devices with high spatial resolutionand very easy to use. The basic characteristics of alumina-based ceramic TLDs (Chiba CeramicMfg. Co., ... Read More

  • We analyzed the energy transfer efficiency from the polystyrene (PS) host to a fluorescentmolecule, 2-(4-tert butylphenyl)-5-(4-phenylphenyl)-1,3,4-oxadiazole (b-PBD), in PS-b-PBDbinary and PS-bo... Read More

  • We have characterized AlN ceramic plates (SHAPAL®, Tokuyama Corporation, Japan) for UVsensing applications. The SHAPAL® AlN ceramic plate is a commercially available product used asa heat... Read More

  • A neutron detection sheet composed of Ag-doped zinc sulfide (ZnS) as a scintillator and 6LiF asa neutron converter has been conventionally used for neutron detection, and as an imaging detectorus... Read More

  • The thermoluminescent Na-doped BeO phosphor (Panasonic UD-170A) is one of thebetter thermoluminescent dosimeters due to its high sensitivity, tissue equivalency, andrepeatability. However, there ... Read More

  • In the previous session, the concept and current status of highly functional sensors wereoutlined. The technologies for realizing such sensors are discussed in this session. For detailsof individ... Read More


S&M1241

Review Paper of Special Issue

S&M1241
Innovative First Step toward Mechanoluminescent Ubiquitous Light Source for Trillion Sensors
Nao Terasaki
pp. 827-836
http://dx.doi.org/10.18494/SAM.2016.1241
Published on August 24, 2016
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S&M1242

Research Papers of Special Issue

S&M1242
Ion-Beam-Induced Luminescence Analysis of β-SiAlON:Eu Scintillator under Focused Microbeam Irradiation
Raj Kumar Parajuli, Wataru Kada, Shunsuke Kawabata, Yoshinori Matsubara, Makoto Sakai, Kenta Miura, Takahiro Satoh, Masashi Koka, Naoto Yamada, Tomihiro Kamiya, and Osamu Hanaizumi
pp. 837-844
http://dx.doi.org/10.18494/SAM.2016.1242
Published on August 24, 2016
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S&M1243

Research Papers of Special Issue

S&M1243
Thermosensitive Luminescent Lanthanide Complex with Two Photosensitized Ligands
Ayako Nakajima, Takayuki Nakanishi, Yuichi Kitagawa, Koji Fushimi, and Yasuchika Hasegawa
pp. 845-850
http://dx.doi.org/10.18494/SAM.2016.1243
Published on August 24, 2016
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S&M1244

Research Papers of Special Issue

S&M1244
Optical, Dosimeter, and Scintillation Properties of MgB2
Takayuki Yanagida, Yoshisuke Futami, Yutaka Fujimoto, Masanori Koshimizu, Hiraku Ogino, Takumi Kato, Daisuke Nakauchi, and Go Okada
pp. 851-856
http://dx.doi.org/10.18494/SAM.2016.1244
Published on August 24, 2016
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S&M1245

Research Papers of Special Issue

S&M1245
Optical and Near-Infrared Scintillation Properties of Nd3+-Doped YVO4 Crystals
Yutaka Fujimoto, Takayuki Yanagida, Takahiro Kojima, Masanori Koshimizu, Hironori Tanaka, and Keisuke Asai
pp. 857-861
http://dx.doi.org/10.18494/SAM.2016.1245
Published on August 24, 2016
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S&M1246

Research Papers of Special Issue

S&M1246
Radiophotoluminescence Properties of Ag-Doped Phosphate Glasses Containing Different Alkali Metal Cations
Hironori Tanaka, Yutaka Fujimoto, Masanori Koshimizu, Takayuki Yanagida, Takuma Yahaba, Keiichiro Saeki, and Keisuke Asai
pp. 863-870
http://dx.doi.org/10.18494/SAM.2016.1246
Published on August 24, 2016
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S&M1247

Research Papers of Special Issue

S&M1247
Photo- and Radioluminescence of Sn2+ Centers in Alkaline Earth Oxide-Substituted Zinc Phosphate Glass
Hirokazu Masai, Yuki Ueda, Takayuki Yanagida, Go Okada, and Yomei Tokuda
pp. 871-879
http://dx.doi.org/10.18494/SAM.2016.1247
Published on August 24, 2016
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S&M1248

Research Papers of Special Issue

S&M1248
Response of Alumina-Based Ceramic Thermoluminescence Detector to Charged Particles
Yusuke Koba, Weishan Chang, Kiyomitsu Shinsho, Shin Yanagisawa, Genichro Wakabayashi, Kazuki Matsumoto, Hiroaki Ushiba, and Takayuki Ando
pp. 881-886
http://dx.doi.org/10.18494/SAM.2016.1248
Published on August 24, 2016
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S&M1249

Research Papers of Special Issue

S&M1249
Quantitative Investigation of the Energy Transfer Efficiency in Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Scintillation Materials
Yan Sun, Masanori Koshimizu, Takamasa Harada, Yutaka Fujimoto, and Keisuke Asai
pp. 887-895
http://dx.doi.org/10.18494/SAM.2016.1249
Published on August 24, 2016
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S&M1250

Research Papers of Special Issue

S&M1250
Photochromism and Thermally and Optically Stimulated Luminescences of AlN Ceramic Plate for UV Sensing
Go Okada, Takumi Kato, Daisuke Nakauchi, Kentaro Fukuda, and Takayuki Yanagida
pp. 897-904
http://dx.doi.org/10.18494/SAM.2016.1250
Published on August 24, 2016
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S&M1251

Research Papers of Special Issue

S&M1251
Luminescence Properties of Impurity-Doped Zinc Oxide Phosphor for Novel Neutron Detection
Hidehito Nanto, Mizuha Sato, Yuka Miyamoto, Kazuki Hirasawa, Yoshinori Takei, Takayuki Yanagida, Tatsuya Nakamura, and Masaki Katagiri
pp. 905-916
http://dx.doi.org/10.18494/SAM.2016.1251
Published on August 24, 2016
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S&M1252

Research Papers of Special Issue

S&M1252
Thermoluminescence Glow Curve Analysis of Thermoluminescent Na-Doped BeO Phosphor Using a Postannealing Method with Very Low Heating Rate
Kiyomitsu Shinsho, Keisuke Otsubo, Yusuke Koba, Kazuki Matsumoto, and Hiroaki Ushiba
pp. 917-925
http://dx.doi.org/10.18494/SAM.2016.1252
Published on August 24, 2016
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S&M1253

Perspective

S&M1253
Sensors in Network (2) —Fabrication Technologies—
Kazusuke Maenaka
pp. 927-931
http://dx.doi.org/10.18494/SAM.2016.1253
Published on August 24, 2016
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S&M Young Researcher
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Recipient: Dr. Toshihiko Noda
Paper: Magnetic-Thrust Flexible Electrode with Integrated Preamplifier for Neural Recording

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