Scintillation characteristics of PrF3: Ce single crystal

M. Nikl, A. Yoshikawa, T. Satonaga, K. Kanada, H. Sato, N. Solovieva, A. Beitlerova, T. Fukuda

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Luminescence spectra and decay are measured under X- and gamma-ray excitation in single crystals of PrF3: Ce3% prepared by the micro-pulling-down method and compared with those of CeF3. The dominant emission of Ce3+ is peaking at 285 nm and both the photoluminescence and scintillation decays show similar decay times of 17 and 20 ns, respectively. Scintillation efficiency of PrF3: Ce is higher than that of CeF3 due to the absence of specific quenching in the ionisation track found earlier in the CeF3 scintillator.

Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysica Status Solidi (A) Applied Research
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Nov 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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