Luminescence and scintillation properties of Y

Eva Mihóková, Martin Nikl, Jan Pejchal, Stefania Baccaro, Angelica Cecilia, Karel Nejezchleb, Anna Vedda

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We investigated Czochralski-grown YAG:Pr single crystal as a potential novel scintillator. Optical characteristics including photoluminescence, radioluminescence, scintillation decay, radiation damage and thermoluminescence were measured. Their dependence on the dopant concentration was studied. The radiation damage results show that with increasing concentration of Pr the radiation damage reduces. Thermoluminescence above room temperature shows the dominant glow curve peak around 250 °C. Comparing to YAG: Ce scintillator an advantage of YAG:Pr is its much faster scintillation decay (16-17 ns at room temperature) and an absence of slow components in the decay. Therefore YAG:Pr appears as potentially interesting scintillator material. © 2007 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1012 - 1015
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica Status Solidi (C) Current Topics in Solid State Physics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Mihóková, E., Nikl, M., Pejchal, J., Baccaro, S., Cecilia, A., Nejezchleb, K., & Vedda, A. (2007). Luminescence and scintillation properties of Y. Physica Status Solidi (C) Current Topics in Solid State Physics, 4(3), 1012 - 1015.