Evaluation of Nd:BaY2F8 for VUV scintillator

Shunsuke Kurosawa, Takayuki Yanagida, Jan Pejchal, Kentaro Fukuda, Noriaki Kawaguchi, Sumito Ishizu, Toshihisa Suyama, Masanori Nakagawa, Yuui Yokota, Martin Nikl, Akira Yoshikawa

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Vacuum Ultra violet (VUV) scintillators, have a short decay time around several ns, and therefore can be used in high counting rate applications. New Nd-doped BaY2F8 VUV scintillator crystals were successfully grown by a micro-pulling down (μ-PD) method and their optical properties and radiation response were investigated. All the BaY 2F8 samples with 0.5, 1, 3, 7 and 10 mol% Nd concentration had 5d-4f luminescence peaks at 185, 237 and 270 nm. Although this scintillator has low light output around 70 photons/5.5-MeV alpha, which was determined from our pulse height measurement, we found that the decay time of this crystal reached 13 ns which is a typical value for the VUV scintillators.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)108-111
Number of pages4
JournalRadiation Measurements
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Aug


  • Nd:BaYF
  • Radiation response
  • VUV scintillator


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