Single Crystal Growth of Cerium and Praseodymium Doped YCa4O(BO3)3 Scintillator by Micro-Pulling Down Method

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Ce and Pr doped YCOB single crystals were grown by the micro-pulling down (μ-PD) method and characterized as for the structure and chemical composition. The expected 420 nm emission of Ce3+ 4f-5d has been observed in Ce:YCOB. Pr:YCOB shows broad emission spectrum peaking around 350 nm and this emission can be well ascribed to the 5d-4f emission of Pr3+. Luminescence and scintillation characteristics of these crystals were also investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7454829
Pages (from-to)486-489
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Apr


  • Crystalline materials
  • gamma-ray detectors
  • luminescence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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