Scintillation properties of the Yb-doped YAlO3 crystals

J. B. Shim, A. Yoshikawa, M. Nikl, J. Pejchal, A. Vedda, T. Fukuda

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Yb3+-doped YAlO3 single crystals were grown by the Czochralski method with a radio frequency heating system. The starting melt compositions of Y1-xYbxAlO3 were varied as x = 0.02, 0.1, 0.2, 0.3 and 0.45. Photo- and thermo-luminescence characteristics including emission decays were measured within 4-300 K. Very fast charge transfer luminescence of Yb3+ was found, with the typical double peak spectrum at 345 and 525 nm. At room temperature the photoluminescence and scintillation decay curves show a leading subnanosecond decay component without any additional slower processes. The high density of Yb-rich YAlO3 makes this material a promising candidate for fast scintillators.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)493-496
Number of pages4
JournalRadiation Measurements
Issue number4-6
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Aug


  • Charge transfer luminescence
  • Scintillator
  • YAlO perovskite
  • Yb doping


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