Abstracts 2006

Abstract of Publication No. 553

M. D. Birowosuto, P. Dorenbos, C. W. E. van Eijk, K. W. Krämer and H. U. Güdel
High-light-output scintillator for photodiode readout: LuI3:Ce3+
J. Appl. Phys. 99, 123520/1-4 (2006)      Full Text (PDF)      DOI-Link     

Abstract: In this paper, we investigated the scintillation properties of LuI3:Ce3+. Radioluminescence, light output, energy resolution, and g-scintillation decay are reported. We find an extremely high light output of 98000±10000  photons/MeV. LuI3:Ce3+ also gives a very high electron-hole (e-h) pair response when it is coupled with an avalanche photodiode (APD) (92000±9000  e-h  pairs/MeV). With an APD, a best energy resolution (full width at half maximum over the peak position) of 3.3%±0.3% for 662  keV g quanta is observed. A combination of an extremely high light output and a good energy resolution makes LuI3:Ce3+ an ideal scintillator for radiation sensor applications. Some drawbacks due to the hygroscopicity and the difficult growth of LuI3:Ce3+ crystals are also discussed.

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