Growth of shape-controlled Ce: Y3Al5O12 scintillator crystal and their scintillation properties

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A shape-controlled Ce doped Y3Al5O12 (Ce:YAG) single crystal has been grown by a micro-pulling-down method using an Ir crucible with a square die. The as-grown Ce:YAG single crystal has square-shape and flat surfaces with high transparency. The shape-controlled Ce:YAG single crystal showed more than 70% transmittance from 530 nm to 900 nm without any cutting and polishing. An emission peak around 540 nm was observed in the radioluminescence spectrum under X-ray irradiation. In addition, the light yield and energy resolution under γ-ray irradiation of the as-grown crystal without any cutting and polishing were approximately 23,000 pH/MeV and 16%, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-72
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Oct 15


  • A1. Radiation
  • A2. Growth from melt
  • A2. Single crystal growth
  • B1. Oxides
  • B3. Scintillators

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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