Luminescence and scintillation properties of rare-earth-doped BaLu2F8 single crystals grown by the micro-pulling-down method

Jan Pejchal, Kentaro Fukuda, Yoshisuke Futami, Martin Nikl, Noriaki Kawaguchi, Yuui Yokota, Robert Kral, Akira Yoshikawa

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The BaLu2F8 crystals doped with 1 mol% Tm, Nd and Er were prepared by micro-pulling-down method to study their scintillation and luminescence properties. The unwanted phase transition from orthorhombic structure to monoclinic one, which occurs some 50 °C below the melting point, was avoided using Li-flux. No Li-containing secondary phase was observed. Radioluminescence measurements of Nd-doped samples revealed 5d-4f Nd3+ luminescence situated around 180nm, the intensity of which was comparable with that of the LaF3:Nd 8% reference scintillator sample. Further slight enhancement of the Nd3+ 5d-4f emission was achieved by Tm3+ co-doping probably due to energy transfer from the Tm3+ 5d levels to the Nd3+ ones.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2243-2246
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica Status Solidi (C) Current Topics in Solid State Physics
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Dec 1


  • Barium lutetium fluoride
  • Rare-earth doping
  • Scintillator
  • Vacuum ultraviolet

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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