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Photoluminescence and Scintillation Properties of Ce-, Pr-, and Tb-doped (Gd,Lu)2Hf2O7 Crystals

Daisuke Nakauchi, Hiroyuki Fukushima, Takumi Kato, Noriaki Kawaguchi, and Takayuki Yanagida

(Received October 15, 2021; Accepted November 5, 2021)

Keywords: scintillator, photoluminescence, radioluminescence, phosphor, dosimetry

Gd2Hf2O7 and Lu2Hf2O7 single crystals doped with various rare-earth ions (Ce3+, Pr3+, and Tb3+) were prepared by the floating zone method to investigate their photoluminescence and scintillation properties. The Ce-doped samples show scintillation signals with a broad peak in the range of 400–600 nm, while the Tb- and Pr-doped samples show relatively strong emission characterized by a few sharp peaks in the range of 480–700 nm due to 4f-4f transitions of the dopant ions. The scintillation spectra of the Ce-doped Lu2Hf2O7 after annealing at various temperatures show significant changes in their shapes, suggesting changes in the valence of the Ce ions.

Corresponding author: Daisuke Nakauchi




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