Transparent Ceramics Research Center, SICCAS
Key Laboratory of Transparent Opto-fuctional Inorganic Materials, CAS
Scintillators, scintillation mechanism, characteristics & role of the material defects
Prof. Martin Nikl
Institute of Physics, AS CR, Prague, Czech Republic
Abstract: This report will address the occurrence of particular point defects in scintillator materials, the techniques for their characterization, their (usually negative) role in scintillation mechanism and their relation to manufacturing technology.
Prof. Martin Nikl graduated in 1981 at Faculty of Nuclear Science and Physical Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague, and obtained his PhD. in 1986 in Institute of Physics, CAS. Currently serves as the department head and vice-director for targeted research in Institute of Physics, AS CR. His research interests include luminescence and scintillation mechanism in wide band-gap solids, energy transfer processes and role of material defects in them. He is the coordinator and participant in about 30 domestic and 10 international projects so far in the field of scintillation materials. Author and co-author of more than 600 papers in the refereed impacted international journals, 48 papers in non-impacted journals, six chapters in books and 49 papers in conference proceedings. Author and co-author of 38 invited keynote and plenary lectures at International Conferences. The publications received more than 6800 citations (Scopus, auto-citations excluded), Hirsch factor, H=49.