Growth and scintillation properties of BaMgF4

Takayuki Yanagida, Noriaki Kawaguchi, Yutaka Fujimoto, Makoto Sugiyama, Yuki Furuya, Kei Kamada, Yuui Yokota, Akira Yoshikawa, Valery Chani

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By using the micro-pulling down (μ-PD) method, the barium magnesium fluoride (BaMgF4) single crystalline scintillator was produced. The crystal was cut and mirror polished to the physical dimensions of 1×2×10 mm3 for examination of scintillation properties. BaMgF4 demonstrated ∼70% transmittance in wavelength range above 170 nm, and strong emission peaking around 205 nm was observed under X-ray excitation. The absolute light yield of BaMgF4 was 1300±100 ph/MeV, and the decay time profile showed two components as 0.57±0.01 (70%) and 2.2±0.31 (30%) ns at room temperature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)473-477
Number of pages5
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jul 12


  • BaMgF
  • Radiation
  • Scintillation detector
  • Scintillator
  • Single crystal
  • VUV luminescence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation


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