Luminescence mechanism in doubly doped LaF3:Er, Nd VUV scintillator

Jan Pejchal, Martin Nikl, Kentaro Fukuda, Noriaki Kawaguchi, Takayuki Yanagida, Yuui Yokota, Akira Yoshikawa, Vladimir Babin

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Doubly doped LaF3:Er, Nd scintillation crystals were grown by modified micropulling-down method. The Er codoping was chosen to enhance the energy transfer from the host lattice to the Nd3+ luminescence center via the 5d-levels of Er3+, which can be enabled by the overlap of Er3+ 5d-4f emission spectrum with the Nd3+ 4f-5d absorption. However, no relevant energy transfer was found by photo- and radioluminescence spectra measurements. The reasons of no significant positive effect of Er codoping are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5485144
Pages (from-to)1196-1199
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science
Issue number3 PART 2
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jun


  • Codoping
  • Energy transfer
  • Luminescence
  • Rare-earth fluorides
  • Scintillators


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