Scintillation properties of transparent ceramic and single crystalline Nd:YAG scintillators

Takayuki Yanagida, Kei Kamada, Yutaka Fujimoto, Yuui Yokota, Akira Yoshikawa, Hideki Yagi, Takagimi Yanagitani

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Nd 0.1, 1.1, 2, 4, and 6 mol% doped YAG transparent ceramics are manufactured by the sintering method and their scintillation properties are compared with those of single crystalline Nd 1 mol% doped YAG grown by the micro-pulling down method. They show ∼80% transmittance at wavelengths longer than 300 nm and strong emission lines due to Nd3 4f4f emission in their radio-luminescence spectra. Among them, the single crystalline sample shows the highest light yield of 11,000 ph/MeV under γ-ray excitation and the second highest one is from Nd 1.1 mol% doped transparent ceramic, which shows 6000 ph/MeV. In these scintillators, dominant decay time constant is around 23 μs due to Nd3 4f4f transitions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)54-57
Number of pages4
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Mar 1


  • Nd
  • Radiation
  • Scintillator
  • Single crystal
  • Transparent ceramic
  • YAG


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