The influence of annealing in air at elevated temperatures on the absorption, luminescence and scintillation characteristics was studied for a set of Ce-doped aluminum garnet and perovskite single crystals. Positive effects consisting mainly in increase of light yield and decrease of afterglow were found to varying extent in all the materials. It is explained by the positive role of created stable Ce4+ center in scintillation mechanism and by decrease of deep trap concentration based on oxygen vacancies.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Condensed Matter Physics