Crystal growth and characterization of LuAG:Ce:Tb scintillator

M. Zhuravleva, K. Yang, M. Spurrier-Koschan, P. Szupryczynski, A. Yoshikawa, C. L. Melcher

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To investigate the possibility of Tb3+→Ce3+energy transfer, we grew single crystals of Lu3Al5O12:Ce co-doped with Tb3+ using both the micro-pulling-down method and the conventional Czochralski technique. Compositional and phase homogeneity, growth defects, and crystallographic properties were studied. Visible non-uniformity of dopants distribution in the radial direction was observed in the micro-pulling-down grown crystals. Underlying luminescence processes were evaluated by measuring luminescence properties under photo-, X- and gamma-rays excitation at room temperature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1244-1248
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Apr 1


  • A1. Doping
  • A2. Growth from melt
  • B1. Oxides
  • B2. Scintillator materials


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