Scintillation properties of CdF2 crystal

Takayuki Yanagida, Yutaka Fujimoto, Masanori Koshimizu, Kentaro Fukuda

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CdF2 single crystal was prepared by Tokuyama Corp. with the μ-PD method to investigate Auger free luminescence of this material. From optical transmittance spectrum, bandgap wavelength was around 280 nm. In X-ray induced radioluminescence spectrum, emission lines appeared around 350 nm and 420 nm. Excitation wavelength was investigated and excitation peak was around 250 nm. Photoluminescence and scintillation decay times were evaluated and decay time was few ns. Temperature dependence of X-ray induced radioluminescence was compared with conventional BaF2 scintillator and scintillation of CdF2 decreased when the temperature increased. Consequently, scintillation of CdF2 is possibly emission at color centers or exciton related one.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)293-296
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Luminescence
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan


  • Auger-free
  • CdF
  • Gamma-rays
  • Scintillator
  • X-ray


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