Temperature dependence of the scintillation properties of Ce:GSO and Ce:GSOZ

Shunsuke Kurosawa, Makoto Sugiyama, Takayuki Yanagida, Yuui Yokota, Akira Yoshikawa

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The light output and decay times of Ce:GSO and Ce:GSOZ scintillators depend on Ce concentration and temperature. We investigated the temperature dependence of the light output and the decay time for Ce:GSO and Ce:GSOZ doped with 0.3 (only GSO), 0.5, 1.0, and 1.5 mol% Ce. These samples were measured with a ruggedized photomultiplier (PMT) (Hamamatsu R6877A) at 175 °C (in the thermostat chamber). Up to 100 °C, the relative light output of all of the samples remained within 10% after correcting the PMT gain, which depends on the temperature. The decay times of the GSO and GSOZ samples with the identical Ce concentrations were equal. Moreover, the quenching energy values for all the samples were equivalent.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-57
Number of pages5
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Oct 21


  • GSO
  • GSOZ
  • Scintillator
  • Temperature dependence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation


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