Growth and scintillation properties of Nd-doped Lu3Al 5O12 single crystals by Czochralski and micro-pulling-down methods

Makoto Sugiyama, Yutaka Fujimoto, Takayuki Yanagida, Akihiro Yamaji, Yuui Yokota, Akira Yoshikawa

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The Nd-doped Lu3Al5O12 (Nd:LuAG) single crystal was grown by the Czochralski (CZ) method. In XRC profiles, the full-width at half-maximum (FWHM) value was 58 arcsec, which was much higher than that of the μ-PD (194 arcsec). In photo and radio-luminescence spectra, the CZ grown sample showed strong emission peaks attributed to Nd3+ 4f-4f transitions in visible wavelengths longer than 400 nm. The Nd:LuAG grown with the CZ method showed light yield of 7900 photons/MeV, which is comparable with the standard BGO and energy resolution of 14% under 137Cs γ-ray excitation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)178-181
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jan 1


  • A1. Doping
  • A2. Czochralski method
  • B1. Oxides
  • B2. Scintillator materials

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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