Al-doping effects on mechanical, optical and scintillation properties of Ce:(La,Gd)2Si2O7 single crystals

Tatsuki Takasugi, Yuui Yokota, Takahiro Horiai, Masao Yoshino, Akihiro Yamaji, Yuji Ohashi, Shunsuke Kurosawa, Kei Kamada, Vladimir Babin, Martin Nikl, Akira Yoshikawa

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Ce:(Gd,La)2Si2O7 (Ce:La-GPS) and Al co-doped Ce:(Gd,La)2Si2O7 (Al,Ce:La-GPS) single crystals were grown by the micro-pulling-down method to improve the mechanical, optical and scintillation properties. In a tensile test, the maximum strain and stress values in the stress-strain curve of the Al,Ce:La-GPS single crystal compared to the Ce:La-GPS single crystal and the result suggests that there is a possibility of the improvement on the mechanical property by Al co-doping. In addition, the light yield of the La-GPS single crystal under γ-ray irradiation was slightly increased and the decay time was accelerated by the Al co-doping.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-15
Number of pages5
JournalOptical Materials
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jan


  • Ce:La-GPS
  • Scintillator
  • Single crystal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Computer Science(all)
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Spectroscopy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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