Crystal growth and scintillation properties of Tm, Nd codoped LaF 3 single crystals

Naoto Abe, Yuui Yokota, Takayuki Yanagida, Noriaki Kawaguchi, Jan Pejchal, Martin Nikl, Kentaro Fukuda, Akira Yoshikawa

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Because there is an overlap of the 5d-4f emission transition of Tm 3+ and absorption transition of Nd 3+, an energy transfer between Nd 3+ and Tm 3+ in LaF3was supposed to enhance the efficiency of the previously studied Nd:LaF3scintillation material. In this study, 0.1% and 1%Tm, Nd, and Tm, Nd codoped LaF 3single crystals scintillators were developed using micro-pulling down method (μ-PD), and their optical properties in the vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) region were evaluated. Tm3+ codopant did not show positive contribution to VUV emission, but energy transfer between Nd3+and Tm3+ cannot be excluded, although the photoluminescence spectra point just to a competition for energy between the two ions. Gamma-ray response was also measured using the pulse-height distribution measurement.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5485125
Pages (from-to)1278-1281
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science
Issue number3 PART 2
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jun


  • Codoping
  • Fluoride
  • Scintillator
  • Vacuum ultraviolet (VUV)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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