Photoluminescence, photoacoustic, and scintillation properties of Te4+-doped Cs2HfCl6 crystals

Yutaka Fujimoto, Keiichiro Saeki, Daisuke Nakauchi, Haruki Fukada, Takayuki Yanagida, Hiroki Kawamoto, Masanori Koshimizu, Keisuke Asai

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Photoluminescence, photoacoustic, and scintillation properties are reported for 1.0, 3.0, 5.0, and 10 mol% Te4+-doped Cs2HfCl6 crystals grown using the vertical Bridgman–Stockbarger method. The UV − VIS light excited emission spectra showed an emission band peaking at 575 nm which can be ascribed to transitions from the 3T1u and 3A1u states to the 1A1g state of Te4+ ions. Excitation spectra monitored at emission wavelength of 575 nm showed bands at 230–250 (charge transfer on a HfCl6 2−), 275–300 (1A1 g3T1 u), 300–340 (1A1 g3T2 u, 3Eu), and 360–460 nm (1A1 g1T1 u). The X-ray induced scintillation spectra exhibited a yellow emission band at 575 nm, which is similar to the emission band for excitation by UV–VIS light. Scintillation light yields of the crystals were estimated to be approximately 11,700 (1.0 mol%), 13,100 (3.0 mol%), 9600 (5.0 mol%), and 9000 (10 mol%) photons/MeV, respectively. Scintillation light yield was inversely correlated with the PA intensity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)291-295
Number of pages5
JournalMaterials Research Bulletin
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Sept


  • CsHfCl
  • Photoacoustic spectroscopy
  • Photoluminescence
  • Scintillator
  • Te (5s)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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