BGO Bismuth Germanate Bi<sub>4</sub>Ge<sub>3</sub>O<sub>12</sub> Scintillation Crystal - MSE Supplies LLC

BGO Bismuth Germanate Bi4Ge3O12 Scintillation Crystal

SKU: CR0503

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BGO, Bismuth Germanate, Bi4Ge3O12 Scintillation Crystal



Crystal structure: Cubic

Lattice Parameter: a=10.518 Å

Density: 7.13 g/cm3

Hardness: 5 mohs

Melt point: 1050°C

Index of refraction: 2.15

Radiation length: 1.1cm

Peak of fluorescence spectra: 480nm

Decay time: 300ns

Relative light output %: 10-14 Nal (Tl)

Energy resolution: 20% @511KV

Crystal orientation: (001)

Size mm: Special size and orientation are available upon request

Polishing: Single or double

Packaging: Clean room

Main Applications

  • Positron emission tomography (PET)
  • High-energy physics
  • Nuclear medicine
  • Geological prospecting
  • Gamma pulse spectroscopy

For Research Use Only (RUO). Not for use in diagnostic procedures. 

BGO Scintillator Description

Bismuth Germanate scintillation crystal (Bi4Ge3O12 or BGO scintillator) is one of the most widely used scintillation materials of the oxide type. It has high atomic number and density values. BGO is mechanically strong enough, rugged, non- hygroscopicity, and has no cleavage .BGO has an extreme high density of 7.13 g /cmand has a high Z value which makes these crystals very suitable for the detection of natural radioactivity (U, Th, K).

BGO Scintillation Crystal has an emission peak of 480 nm, coupling well with PMT and SiPM. Compared to other scintillation crystals, BGO has an unparalleled absorption rate at photopeak. Its energy resolution is about 10%. The scintillation characteristics of BGO changes linearly with temperature. Combined with digital signal processing (DSP), it can work under harsh conditions. With small volume, it can work stably under refrigeration.

Customized BGO Scintillation Crystal

We can do customized BGO scintillation crystals growth and make customized machining, including cutting, grinding and polishing. Please contact our materials scientists to discuss your detailed requirements.