Crystal growth and scintillation properties of NdF3 single crystal

Yuki Furuya, Hidehiko Tanaka, Noriaki Kawaguchi, Naoto Abe, Yuui Yokota, Takayuki Yanagida, Kei Kamada, Martin Nikl, Akira Yoshikawa

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Abstract

NdF3 single crystal was efficiently grown from the melt by the micro-pulling-down (μ-PD) method. The grown crystal had a single phase confirmed by XRD. Then Optical properties and α-ray excited scintillation properties in Vacuum Ultraviolet (VUV) wavelength region were investigated. It showed 60-80 % transmittance down to 170 nm, and broad luminescence centered at 175 nm. The light yield and decay time of it were also evaluated under 5.5 MeV α-ray excitation (241Am). The light yield was evaluated to be 60 ± 6 [Ph / 5.5 MeV-α], and the decay time was also evaluated to be 6.9 ns under 5.5 MeV α-ray excitation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2009 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, NSS/MIC 2009
Pages1501-1504
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event2009 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, NSS/MIC 2009 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: 2009 Oct 252009 Oct 31

Publication series

NameIEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record
ISSN (Print)1095-7863

Other

Other2009 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, NSS/MIC 2009
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period09/10/2509/10/31

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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