Scintillation properties of praseodymium doped LuAG scintillator compared to cerium doped LuAG, LSO and LaBr3

Lukasz Swiderski, Marek Moszyński, Antoni Nassalski, Agnieszka Syntfeld-Kazuch, Tomasz Szczȩśniak, Kei Kamada, K. Tsutsumi, Yoshiyuki Usuki, Takayuki Yanagida, Akira Yoshikawa, Weerapong Chewpraditkul, Marcin Pomorski

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Properties of praseodymium and cerium doped Lutetium Aluminum Garnet (LuAG) were compared with cerium doped Lutetium Oxyorthosilicate ( SO) and Lanthanum Bromide (LaBr3). Light yield, its non-proportionality relative to 662 keV γ-rays and the dependence of the energy resolution on energy of the detected γ-rays were measured. LuAG:Pr turned out to have good proportionality, with deviation from unity around 10% at 16.6 keV and 3% at 59.5 keV. This, together with relatively high light yield of 5600 phe/MeV results in a very good energy resolution of LuAG:Pr of 5.1% measured with 662 keV γ-rays. The measured time resolution of 308 ps is significantly larger than that of 166 ps obtained for LSO:Ce. This can be explained by smaller light yield of LuAG:Pr and the fact that only about 25% of its scintillation is emitted in short decay time modes of 17.6 ns and 52 ns, while the rest is decaying with long time modes of 1.4 μs and 9 μs.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5204758
Pages (from-to)2499-2505
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Aug


  • Decay time constant
  • Energy resolution
  • LSO
  • LuAG
  • Non-proportionality
  • Time resolution

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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