Growth of Ce-doped Ba3Gd(BO3)3 and Sr 3Gd(BO3)3 single crystals by micro-pulling-down method and analysis of luminescence properties

Rayko Simura, Tatsushi Yagi, Kazumasa Sugiyama, Takayuki Yanagida, Akira Yoshikawa

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Ce-doped double borates Ba3Gd(BO3)3 and Sr3Gd(BO3)3 (Ce:BGB and Ce:SGB, respectively) were grown by the micro-pulling-down method, and the luminescence properties of the crystals were investigated and compared with those of Ce-doped H-Ba 3Y(BO3)3(Ce:H-BYB) crystals grown by the same method. Transmittance measurements showed the wavelength of absorption band was around 380 nm for all the samples. Emission bands corresponding to the 5d→4f transition of Ce3+ were observed at around 425 nm for Ce:BGB and Ce:SGB and at 435 nm for Ce:H-BYB. The photoluminescence decay times of Ce:BGB, Ce:SGB, and Ce:BYB were 29.5 ns, 35.2 ns, and 26.8 ns, respectively. The emission spectra obtained by excitation of 241Am (an α-emitter) revealed that the host luminescence was dominant (at around 315 nm) in BGB and SGB and that a very low-intensity Ce3+ 5d→4f luminescence peak appeared at around 430 nm. The relative light yield strength observed under 241Am excitation was corresponding to <100 and ∼270 photons/neutron for Ce:BGB and Ce:SGB, respectively, and these values were lower than that of Ce:H-BYB (∼400 photons/neutron).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145-148
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jan 1


  • A2. Micro-pulling-down method
  • B1. BaGd(BO)
  • B1. BaY(BO)
  • B1. Double borate
  • B1. SrGd(BO)
  • B2. Ce 5d→4f luminescence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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