Crystal growth and scintillation property of Nd 3+ -doped LaF 3 single crystal

Kentaro Fukuda, Noriaki Kawaguchi, Toshihisa Suyama, Takayuki Yanagida, Akira Yoshikawa, Martin Nikl

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Abstract

Two-inch size Nd 3+-doped LaF 3 single crystals was successfully grown by the Czochralski technique. No remarkable absorption due to unfavorable impurity was observed from optical absorption measurements in the vacuum ultra-violet spectral region. The high crystallinity and homogeneous Nd 3+ distribution were found from X-ray rocking curve analysis and chemical composition analysis respectively. X-ray excited luminescence spectrum was measured and the significant 4f 2sd4f 3 luminescence at 173 nm was obtained from the grown crystal. The pulse height spectrum and scintillation decay curve were taken upon gamma-ray irradiation. As a result, grown crystal showed sufficient response to the gamma-ray and its scintillation decay was determined as fast as 7.6 nsec.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2008 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, NSS/MIC 2008
Pages1170-1173
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Dec 1
Event2008 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, NSS/MIC 2008 - Dresden, Germany
Duration: 2008 Oct 192008 Oct 25

Publication series

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

Other

Other2008 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, NSS/MIC 2008
CountryGermany
CityDresden
Period08/10/1908/10/25

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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