Composite Detectors Based on Single-Crystalline Films and Single Crystals of Garnet Compounds

Sandra Witkiewicz-Lukaszek, Vitalii Gorbenko, Tetiana Zorenko, Yurii Syrotych, Jiri A. Mares, Martin Nikl, Oleg Sidletskiy, Pawel Bilski, Akira Yoshikawa, Yuriy Zorenko

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This manuscript summarizes recent results on the development of composite luminescent materials based on the single-crystalline films and single crystals of simple and mixed garnet compounds obtained by the liquid-phase epitaxy growth method. Such composite materials can be applied as scintillating and thermoluminescent (TL) detectors for radiation monitoring of mixed ionization fluxes, as well as scintillation screens in the microimaging techniques. The film and crystal parts of composite detectors were fabricated from efficient scintillation/TL materials based on Ce3+-, Pr3+-, and Sc3+-doped Lu3Al5O12 garnets, as well as Ce3+-doped Gd3−xAxAl5−yGayO12 mixed garnets, where A = Lu or Tb; x = 0-1; y = 2-3 with significantly different scintillation decay or positions of the main peaks in their TL glow curves. This work also summarizes the results of optical study of films, crystals, and epitaxial structures of these garnet compounds using absorption, cathodoluminescence, and photoluminescence. The scintillation and TL properties of the developed materials under α- and β-particles and γ-quanta excitations were studied as well. The most efficient variants of the composite scintillation and TL detectors for monitoring of composition of mixed beams of ionizing radiation were selected based on the results of this complex study.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1249
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Feb 1


  • Composite detectors
  • Crystals
  • Garnets
  • Liquid-phase epitaxy
  • Scintillators
  • Single-crystalline films
  • Substrates
  • Thermoluminescence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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