Effect of additives: γ-Ray sensors based on ionizing organic nanocomposites
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We have developed ionizing organic based composites which have demonstrated great promise for radiation sensing. Nickel oxide has been proven as an active material for detecting high energy radiation. The oxidation state of unusual oxides such as nickel oxide in nanocomposites of ionizing organics changes much faster than thin film or bulk, and hence increases the sensitivity for radiation sensing. The resistivity of the oxide composite increases following sequential irradiation processes because of the decrease in holes' concentration. In this paper, we will present the effect of additional oxidizing agent on the morphology, processing and sensing of γ-ray by oxides - urea based nanocomposites. It was observed that addition of MnO₂ decreases the sensitivity. However, it recovers to original properties after irradiation much faster than undoped composites.
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