Development and melt growth of novel scintillating halide crystals

Akira Yoshikawa, Yuui Yokota, Yasuhiro Shoji, Robert Kral, Kei Kamada, Shunsuke Kurosawa, Yuji Ohashi, Mototaka Arakawa, Valery I. Chani, Vladimir V. Kochurikhin, Akihiro Yamaji, Medvedev Andrey, Martin Nikl

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Melt growth of scintillating halide crystals is reviewed. The vertical Bridgman growth technique is still considered as very popular method that enables production of relatively large and commercially attractive crystals. On the other hand, the micro-pulling-down method is preferable when fabrication of small samples, sufficient for preliminary characterization of their optical and/or scintillation performance, is required. Moreover, bulk crystal growth is also available using the micro-pulling-down furnace. The examples of growths of various halide crystals by industrially friendly melt growth techniques including Czochralski and edge-defined film-fed growth methods are also discussed. Finally, traveling molten zone growth that in some degree corresponds to horizontal zone melting is briefly overviewed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)109-119
Number of pages11
JournalOptical Materials
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Dec


  • Bridgman method
  • Crystal growth from the melt
  • Czochralski method
  • Edge-defined film-fed growth method
  • Halide
  • Micro-pulling-down method
  • Scintillator

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Spectroscopy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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