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.
- Energy transfer
- Rare-earth fluorides