Scintillation and photoluminescence properties of Sr2CeO4 ceramics

Takumi Kato, Naoki Kawano, Go Okada, Noriaki Kawaguchi, Masanori Koshimizu, Takayuki Yanagida

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We have investigated scintillation and photoluminescence (PL) properties of Sr2CeO4 ceramics. The ceramic samples were synthesized by the solid state reaction method sintered at different temperatures (1100, 1200, 1300 and 1400 °C). All the Sr2CeO4 ceramic samples showed PL spectrum with a broad feature peaking around 460 nm. From decay constants of the PL emission, it was confirmed that the origin was due to the charge transfer (CT) transitions of O2—Ce4+ ions. In addition, all the samples showed scintillation induced by X-rays with a spectrum peaking around 500 nm as similarly seen in PL. All of the samples exhibited a clear photoabsorption peak in the pulse height spectra measured under 137Cs γ-ray irradiation, and the absolute scintillation light yield (LY) was the highest for the sample sintered at 1200 °C, and the value was 3200 ph/MeV.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)139-144
Number of pages6
JournalOptical Materials
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jan
Externally publishedYes


  • Ceramics
  • Scintillator
  • SrCeO

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Spectroscopy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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