In this paper we present the studies performed on a set of Lu(3)Al(5)O(12):Pr(LuAG:Pr) crystals with praseodymium concentration between 1.5 and 10%, grown by the micro-pulling-down (mu PD) technique. The research comprises the measurements of X-ray excited emission spectra and (137)Cs gamma-ray pulse height spectra in a range from 78 to 600 K, and thermoluminescence glow curves. Based on experimental data we discuss the dependence of scintillation properties of Lu(3)Al(5)O(12):Pr on praseodymium content and temperature. The main attention is focused on a distinct increase of scintillation yield with temperature, which we attribute to existence of shallow electron traps and their temperature-dependent contribution to scintillation of LuAG:Pr. An active role of traps is demonstrated by a novel experiment combining X-ray and laser excitation.
|Autori:||Drozdowski W.; Dorenbos P.; Drozdowska R.; Bos A. J. J.; Poolton N. R. J.; Tonelli M; Alshourbagy M.|
|Titolo:||Effect of Electron Traps on Scintillation of Praseodymium Activated Lu(3)Al(5)O(12)|
|Anno del prodotto:||2009|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1109/TNS.2008.2011269|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|