Scintillation characteristics of PrF3: Ce single crystal

M. Nikl, A. Yoshikawa, T. Satonaga, K. Kanada, H. Sato, N. Solovieva, A. Beitlerova, T. Fukuda

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Luminescence spectra and decay are measured under X- and gamma-ray excitation in single crystals of PrF3: Ce3% prepared by the micro-pulling-down method and compared with those of CeF3. The dominant emission of Ce3+ is peaking at 285 nm and both the photoluminescence and scintillation decays show similar decay times of 17 and 20 ns, respectively. Scintillation efficiency of PrF3: Ce is higher than that of CeF3 due to the absence of specific quenching in the ionisation track found earlier in the CeF3 scintillator.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)R108-R110
JournalPhysica Status Solidi (A) Applied Research
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Nov


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