Luminescence and scintillation characteristics of Cs3ScCl6:Ce crystals

Keisuke Takahashi, Miki Arai, Masanori Koshimizu, Yutaka Fujimoto, Takayuki Yanagida, Keisuke Asai

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In this study, we fabricated Cs3ScCl6 crystals doped with different concentrations of Ce and investigated their luminescence properties. In both the photoluminescence (PL) and scintillation spectra, emission bands attributable to Ce3+ 5d–4f transition were observed. The PL temporal profiles revealed decay time constants of ~35 ns, which are typical values for Ce3+ 5d–4f transition. In the scintillation temporal profiles, two decay components were observed. The fast and slow components could be attributed to Ce3+ 5d–4f luminescence and self-trapped excitons (STEs) or a slow energy transfer from STEs to Ce3+, respectively. The maximum light yield was 9200 photons/MeV for a Ce concentration of 0.5 mol%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)26346-26349
Number of pages4
JournalCeramics International
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Nov


  • Ce+ 5d-4f transition
  • Inorganic crystals
  • Scintillator


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