Preparation and characterization of pure and Pr(III)-doped lead chloride single crystals grown by modified micro-pulling-down method

R. Král, K. Nitsch, V. Jarý, Y. Yokota, F. Futami, A. Yoshikawa, M. Nikl

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Abstract

Single crystals of lead chloride pure and doped with Pr(III) were grown for the first time using the modified micro-pulling-down method. Due to hygroscopicity of both lead chloride and doping Pr(III) chloride the standard micro-pulling-down apparatus had to be equipped with a removable protective chamber. Prepared single crystals 25 mm long and 3 mm in diameter were characterized by powder X-ray diffraction and DSC thermal analysis. Optical and luminescence characteristics of lead chloride single crystals, such as absorption, radioluminescence, photoluminescence, and decay curves, were measured as well.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-61
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
Volume375
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 May 14

Keywords

  • A1. Luminescence
  • A2. Micro-pulling-down method
  • A2. Single crystal growth

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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