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Title: Luminescence and scintillation properties of XPO 4:Nd 3+ (X = Y, Lu, Sc, La) crystals

Due to their very fast short-wavelength emission, neodymium-doped materials are a subject of current interest as potential scintillators. Although the initial reports regarding neodymium-doped orthophosphates (in crystalline form) and their scintillation properties appeared almost twenty years ago, they remain an interesting class of materials since there is no in-depth understanding of their fundamental scintillation mechanism. In the present research, we focus on the crystalline systems: XPO 4:Nd 3+, where X = Y, Lu, La, Sc. The pulse height, optical absorption, radioluminescence and photoluminescence spectra were investigated and are reported here for various temperatures from 10 to 350 K. Here, results of both low and high temperature thermoluminescence measurements are reported in this communication.
Authors:
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  1. Nicolaus Copernicus Univ., Torun (Poland)
  2. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
AC05-00OR22725
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Optical Materials
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 79; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 0925-3467
Publisher:
Elsevier
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; Orthophosphates; Neodymium; Scintillator; Spectroscopy; Thermoluminescence
OSTI Identifier:
1435305

Makowski, Michal, Witkowski, Marcin E., Drozdowski, Winicjusz, Wojtowicz, Andrzej J., Wisniewski, Krzysztof, and Boatner, Lynn A.. Luminescence and scintillation properties of XPO4:Nd3+ (X = Y, Lu, Sc, La) crystals. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.1016/j.optmat.2018.02.005.
Makowski, Michal, Witkowski, Marcin E., Drozdowski, Winicjusz, Wojtowicz, Andrzej J., Wisniewski, Krzysztof, & Boatner, Lynn A.. Luminescence and scintillation properties of XPO4:Nd3+ (X = Y, Lu, Sc, La) crystals. United States. doi:10.1016/j.optmat.2018.02.005.
Makowski, Michal, Witkowski, Marcin E., Drozdowski, Winicjusz, Wojtowicz, Andrzej J., Wisniewski, Krzysztof, and Boatner, Lynn A.. 2018. "Luminescence and scintillation properties of XPO4:Nd3+ (X = Y, Lu, Sc, La) crystals". United States. doi:10.1016/j.optmat.2018.02.005.
@article{osti_1435305,
title = {Luminescence and scintillation properties of XPO4:Nd3+ (X = Y, Lu, Sc, La) crystals},
author = {Makowski, Michal and Witkowski, Marcin E. and Drozdowski, Winicjusz and Wojtowicz, Andrzej J. and Wisniewski, Krzysztof and Boatner, Lynn A.},
abstractNote = {Due to their very fast short-wavelength emission, neodymium-doped materials are a subject of current interest as potential scintillators. Although the initial reports regarding neodymium-doped orthophosphates (in crystalline form) and their scintillation properties appeared almost twenty years ago, they remain an interesting class of materials since there is no in-depth understanding of their fundamental scintillation mechanism. In the present research, we focus on the crystalline systems: XPO4:Nd3+, where X = Y, Lu, La, Sc. The pulse height, optical absorption, radioluminescence and photoluminescence spectra were investigated and are reported here for various temperatures from 10 to 350 K. Here, results of both low and high temperature thermoluminescence measurements are reported in this communication.},
doi = {10.1016/j.optmat.2018.02.005},
journal = {Optical Materials},
number = C,
volume = 79,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {4}
}