Scintillation Properties of Praseodymium Activated ${\rm Lu}_{3}{\rm Al}_{5}{\rm O} _{12}$ Single Crystals

@article{Drozdowski2008ScintillationPO,
  title={Scintillation Properties of Praseodymium Activated \$\{\rm Lu\}_\{3\}\{\rm Al\}_\{5\}\{\rm O\} _\{12\}\$ Single Crystals},
  author={Winicjusz Drozdowski and Pieter Dorenbos and J. T. M. de Haas and R. Drozdowska and A. Mitchel Owens and Kei Kamada and Kousuke Tsutsumi and Yoshiyuki Usuki and Takuto Yanagida and Akira Yoshikawa},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science},
  year={2008},
  volume={55},
  pages={2420-2424}
}
Scintillation properties of LuAG:Pr grown by Furukawa Co. Ltd., Japan, have been studied. The best crystals display light outputs up to 19000 ph/MeV and an energy resolution of 4.6% at 662 keV. The scintillation yield is found to be a function of size and temperature of the sample; it can be enhanced by 40% upon heating to 450 K. Radioluminescence spectra show both d- f and f-f transitions of Pr3+ ions; the contribution of the latter increases with temperature. The scintillation decays are… CONTINUE READING

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