Scintillation properties of a La, Lu-admix gadolinium pyrosilicate crystal

Shunsuke Kurosawa, Toetsu Shishido, Akira Suzuki, Takamasa Sugawara, Akiko Nomura, Kunio Yubuta, Yasuhiro Shoji, Yuui Yokota, Jan Pejchal, Yuji Ohashi, Kei Kamada, Akira Yoshikawa

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In order to obtain new scintillator with higher effective atomic number, a pyrosilicate crystal with a composition (Ce0.01, Gd0.54, La0.25, Lu0.20)2Si2O7 (Ce:LaLu-GPS) was grown by the floating zone method. Emission wavelengths of this material were at 370 and 390 nm. Gamma-ray-excited pulse height and scintillation decay measurement showed that Ce:LaLu-GPS had a light output of 34,000±2000 photons/MeV, an FWHM energy resolution of 6.9±0.2%, and the decay time components of 59±1 ns (13%) and 570±20 ns (87%).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-118
Number of pages4
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jun 1


  • Ce-doped (La, Lu, Gd)SiO
  • Pyrosilicate crystal
  • Scintillator

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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