Light Yield and Timing Characteristics of Lu.Gd.(Al5-xGax)O:Ce,Mg Single Crystals

Ongsa Sakthong, Warut Chewpraditkul, Nakarin Pattanaboonmee, Weerapong Chewpraditkul, Akihiro Yamaji, Kei Kamada, Shunsuke Kurosawa, Akira Yoshikawa, Marcin Witkowski, Winicjusz Drozdowski, Tomaz Szczesniak, Marek Moszynski, Vladimir Babin, Martin Nikl

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The scintillation characteristics of Lu0.8Gd2.2 (Al5-xGax)O12:Ce,Mg ( $x = 2.6$ and 3) single crystals grown by the micropulling down method are investigated. The light yield of 27600 photons/MeV obtained for Lu0.8Gd2.2Al2Ga3O12:Ce,Mg is higher than that of 25 400 photons/MeV obtained for Lu0.8Gd2.2Al2.4Ga2.6O12:Ce,Mg. The photoluminescence and scintillation decays measured at room temperature (RT) for Lu0.8Gd2.2Al2Ga3O12:Ce,Mg are faster than those for Lu0.8Gd2.2Al2.4Ga2.6O12:Ce,Mg. Temperature dependence of radioluminescence (RL) intensity indicates a lower quenching temperature for Lu0.8Gd2.2Al2Ga3O12:Ce,Mg. Coincidence time resolution of a Lu0.8Gd2.2Al2Ga3O12:Ce,Mg detector in coincidence experiment with a BaF2 detector was measured to be 410 ps. The afterglow and thermally stimulated luminescence (TSL) characteristics below RT are also measured.

Original languageEnglish
Article number9127538
Pages (from-to)2295-2299
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Oct


  • Coincidence time resolution (CTR)
  • Lu₀.₈Gd₂.₂(Al₅-ₓGax)O₁₂:Ce,Mg (LGAGG:Ce,Mg)
  • light yield (LY)
  • radioluminescence (RL)
  • scintillation decays


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