Shaped single crystal growth and scintillation properties of Bi:Gd 3Ga 5O 12

A. Novoselov, A. Yoshikawa, M. Nikl, N. Solovieva, T. Fukuda

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

5 Citations (Scopus)


Shaped single crystals of Bi:Gd 3Ga 5O 12 (Bi=0.102, 0.126 and 0.141%) were grown by the modified micro-pulling-down method. Strong evaporation of Bi during single crystal growth leading to lower concentration in the obtained crystals was detected. Measured optical absorption spectra show an absorption band round 290 nm ascribed to the lowest energy 6s 2→6s6p transition of Bi 3+. In the radioluminescence spectra in the region of 440-560 nm an emission composed of two bands and depending on Bi concentration was found and completed by the decay kinetics measurements. Unsuitability of Bi-doping in the Gd 3Ga 5O 12 host to get energy transfer from Gd 3+ towards Bi 3+ centers was concluded.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)247-250
Number of pages4
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number1-2 SPEC. ISS.
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Jan 21


  • Bi3
  • Garnet
  • Luminiscent properties
  • Shaped single crystal growth

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation


Dive into the research topics of 'Shaped single crystal growth and scintillation properties of Bi:Gd 3Ga 5O 12'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this