Growth and scintillation properties of praseodymium doped (Lu,Gd)3(Ga,Al)5O12 single crystals

Kei Kamada, Martin Nikl, Shunsuke Kurosawa, Yasuhiro Shoji, Jan Pejchal, Yuji Ohashi, Yuui Yokota, Akira Yoshikawa

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Pr doped (Lu,Gd)3(Ga,Al)5O12 single crystals were grown by the micro-pulling down (μ-PD) method. The crystals were greenish and transparent with 3.0 mm in diameter, 10-30 mm in length. Neither visible inclusions nor cracks were observed. Luminescence and scintillation properties were measured. The substitution at the Al3+ sites by Ga3+ in garnet structure has been studied. The Pr3+ 5d-4f emission is observed within 300-380 nm wavelength superposed with 312 nm emission line of Gd3+. Pr0.2%:Lu2.5Gd1Ga3Al2O12 shows highest emission intensity. The light yield of Pr0.2%:Lu2.5Gd0.5Ga2Al3O12 sample with diameter 3 mm×1 mm size was around 8000 ph/MeV. Two-exponential approximations of scintillation decay showed 39.6 ns (30.6%) and 151 ns (69.4%) decay times.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)811-815
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Luminescence
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jan


  • Garnet
  • Oxides
  • Praseodymium
  • Scintillators
  • Single crystal growth

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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