A preliminary assessment of Lu2Y2Al2O9:Pr (LuYAM:Pr) as a potential scintillator

Winicjusz Drozdowski , Marcin E. Witkowski , Kamil Brylew , Wiktor Łachmański , Michał Makowski , Andrzej Wojtowicz , Sebastian Turczyński , Dorota A. Pawlak , Michał Malinowski


Lu2Y2Al2O9:Pr crystals have been grown by the micro-pulling-down method and their basic luminescence properties have been examined in order to estimate their utility for scintillator applications. The performed studies comprise the measurements of radioluminescence spectra as a function of temperature, photoluminescence emission and excitation spectra, and low temperature thermoluminescence glow curves. A comparison of the present results with those obtained recently for Y4Al2O9:Pr indicates that in spite of a higher density Lu2Y2Al2O9:Pr is a much less promising material, which is mainly due to the absence of the fast Pr3+d-f emission.
Author Winicjusz Drozdowski
Winicjusz Drozdowski,,
, Marcin E. Witkowski
Marcin E. Witkowski,,
, Kamil Brylew
Kamil Brylew,,
, Wiktor Łachmański
Wiktor Łachmański,,
, Michał Makowski
Michał Makowski,,
, Andrzej Wojtowicz
Andrzej Wojtowicz,,
, Sebastian Turczyński
Sebastian Turczyński,,
, Dorota A. Pawlak
Dorota A. Pawlak,,
, Michał Malinowski IMiO
Michał Malinowski,,
- The Institute of Microelectronics and Optoelectronics
Journal seriesRadiation Measurements, ISSN 1350-4487
Issue year2016
VolRM 5630
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in EnglishRadioluminescence; Photoluminescence; Thermoluminescence; Monoclinic; LuYAM; Praseodymium; Scintillator
URL http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1350448716301391
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)35
ScoreMinisterial score [Punktacja MNiSW] = 30.0, 27-03-2017, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) [Punktacja MNiSW (2013-2016)] = 35.0, 27-03-2017, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Impact Factor [Impact Factor WoS]: 2016 = 1.442 (2) - 2016=1.434 (5)
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