Luminescence and scintillation characteristics of heavily Pr3+ -doped PbWO4 single crystals

M. Nikl, P. Bohacek, A. Vedda, M. Fasoli, Jan Pejchal, A. Beitlerova, M. Fraternali, M. Livan

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PbWO4 single crystals with praseodymium doping in a wide concentration range (0.1-5 at % in the melt) were grown by Czochralski method. Absorption, luminescence, and scintillation characteristics were measured at room temperature. Similar to other trivalent dopants, heavy Pr3+ doping on one hand suppresses intrinsic host scintillation. On the other hand though, in the scintillation decay it introduces components with characteristic decay times within 500-2000 ns based on Pr3+ 4f-4f emission lines in the green-red part of the spectra. We discuss the suitability of such material for dual scintillation/Cherenkov light detector.

Original languageEnglish
Article number093514
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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