The scintillation properties of Mg2+-codoped Lu0.6Gd2.4Al2Ga3O12:Ce (LGAGG:Ce,Mg) single crystal grown by Czochralski's method are investigated. The light yield (LY), scintillation decay time, and coincidence time resolution are presented in comparison with a GAGG:Ce,Mg reference crystal. The LY of 26 200 photons/MeV obtained for LGAGG:Ce,Mg is lower than that of 39 600 photons/MeV for GAGG:Ce,Mg. Despite a lower LY value, the time resolution of LGAGG:Ce,Mg is comparable to that of GAGG:Ce,Mg due to its faster scintillation decay time. LGAGG:Ce,Mg exhibits a much faster afterglow decay and a lower thermally stimulated luminescence intensity with respect to GAGG:Ce,Mg.
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