Tungsten co-doping effects on Ce:Gd3Ga3Al2O12 scintillator grown by the micro-pulling down method

Mutsumi Ueno, Kyoung Jin Kim, Kei Kamada, Takayuki Nihei, Masao Yoshino, Akihiro Yamaji, Satoshi Toyoda, Hiroki Sato, Yuui Yokota, Shunsuke Kurosawa, Yuji Ohashi, Martin Nikl, Vladimir Kochurikhin, Akira Yoshikawa

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Single crystal scintillators are extensively used in various radiation detection applications and their scintillation performances can be improved via co-doping. Therefore, in this study, tungsten-ion co-doped Ce:Gd3(Ga,Al)5O12 (Ce:GGAG) crystals were grown using the micro-pulling-down (μ-PD) method to investigate the effects of co-doping on their scintillation properties. The relationships between the W concentration, optical and luminescence properties, and radiation response of the W-co-doped Ce:GGAG crystals were evaluated. The W-co-doped Ce 0.5%:Gd3Ga3Al2O12 single crystals of diameter 3 mm and length 30–60 mm were grown by the μ-PD method. The light yield increased at W concentrations of 200 and 500 ppm and decreased at W concentrations above 1000 ppm. There was no significant change in the fast decay component of scintillation.

Original languageEnglish
Article number125513
JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Jun 1


  • A2. Single crystal growth
  • B1. Oxides
  • B2. Scintillator materials
  • B3. Scintillators

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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