Effect of thermal annealing in air on scintillation properties of LuAG and LuAG:Pr

Kamil Brylew, Winicjusz Drozdowski, Marcin E. Witkowski, Kei Kamada, Takayuki Yanagida, Akira Yoshikawa

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Abstract

Pure and Pr-activated Lu3Al5O12 (LuAG) crystals have been grown by the Czochralski method. In order to improve the scintillation properties, several samples have been annealed in air. Various annealing temperatures and periods of time have been tested to determine optimal conditions in the way of scintillation yield and energy resolution enhancement. The largest increase of yield of LuAG:Pr (17%), accompanied by a distinct decrease of resolution, has been observed after annealing at 1100°C for 48 h. On the contrary, in case of undoped LuAG no significant changes following thermal annealing have been noticed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)138-142
Number of pages5
JournalCentral European Journal of Physics
Volume11
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • Czochralski method
  • LuAG
  • praseodymium
  • scintillator
  • thermal annealing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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