Luminescence and scintillation properties of Y3Al 5O12:Pr single crystal

Eva Mihóková, Martin Nikl, Jan Pejchal, Stefania Baccaro, Angelica Cecilia, Karel Nejezchleb, Anna Vedda

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We investigated Czochralski-grown YAG:Pr single crystal as a potential novel scintillator. Optical characteristics including photoluminescence, radioluminescence, scintillation decay, radiation damage and thermoluminescence were measured. Their dependence on the dopant concentration was studied. The radiation damage results show that with increasing concentration of Pr the radiation damage reduces. Thermoluminescence above room temperature shows the dominant glow curve peak around 250 °C. Comparing to YAG: Ce scintillator an advantage of YAG:Pr is its much faster scintillation decay (16-17 ns at room temperature) and an absence of slow components in the decay. Therefore YAG:Pr appears as potentially interesting scintillator material.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1012-1015
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica Status Solidi (C) Current Topics in Solid State Physics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Dec 1
Event10th Europhysical Conference on Defects in Insulating Materials, EURODIM 2006 - Milano, Italy
Duration: 2006 Jul 102006 Jul 14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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