Growth of Sc doped RE3Al5O12 (RE = Y, Lu) single crystals by micro-pulling-down method and their scintillation properties

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Sc doped YyLu3-yAl 5O12 (y = 0-1) single crystals were grown by the μ-PD method. EPMA techniques were employed to check their chemical composition. Luminescence characteristics were measured. Anti-site defect-related host emission was observed within 280-360 nm wavelength. The light yield was increasing with Y concentration and with an optimum for Sc2% concentration. The Sc 2% doped Y3Al5O12 showed the highest light yield value around 30,000 photon/MeV and 670 ns scintillation decay time using a photomultiplier detector (R7600U). Substitution effects of the Lu site and their influence on luminescence and scintillation properties were studied.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1934-1937
Number of pages4
JournalOptical Materials
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Oct


  • Garnet
  • Scintillator
  • Single crystal growth

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Computer Science(all)
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Spectroscopy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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