Photoluminescence and scintillation properties of SiO2 glass activated with Eu2+

Yutaka Fujimoto, Takayuki Yanagida, Masanori Koshimizu, Keisuke Asai

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The basic photoluminescence and scintillation properties of Eu-doped SiO2 glass are reported. When UV light was excited to the glass, an intense blue emission band was observed owing to the 4f65d-4f7 (8S7/2) transition of Eu2+emission centers. The fluorescence quantum efficiency (QE) and the decay time of Eu2+were calculated to be about 95% and 1230 ns, respectively. The 5d-4f emission band of Eu2+also appeared in the 450 nm wavelength range in the X-ray-excited radioluminescence spectrum. By 241Am α-ray-irradiated pulse height spectra, the relative scintillation light output was found to be about 110% compared with reference lithium silicate glass (GS20) scintillator.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)263-268
Number of pages6
JournalSensors and Materials
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • Eu 5d-4f transition
  • Glass
  • Photoluminescence
  • Scintillator
  • Thermoluminescence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Materials Science(all)


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