Scintillation and optical stimulated luminescence of Ce-doped CaF2

Takayuki Yanagida, Yutaka Fujimoto, Kenichi Watanabe, Kentaro Fukuda, Noriaki Kawaguchi, Yuka Miyamoto, Hidehito Nanto

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Scintillation and optical stimulated luminescence of Ce 0.1-20% doped CaF2 crystals prepared by Tokuyama Corp. were investigated. In X-ray induced scintillation spectra, luminescence due to Ce3+ 5d-4f transition appeared around 320 nm with typically 40 ns decay time. By 241Am 5.5 MeV α-ray irradiation, 0.1% doped one showed the highest scintillation light yield and the light yield monotonically decreased with Ce concentrations. Optically stimulated luminescence after X-ray irradiation was observed around 320 nm under 550 or 830 nm stimulation in all samples. As a result, intensities of optically stimulated luminescence were proportional to Ce concentrations. Consequently, scintillation and optically stimulated luminescence resulted to have a complementary relation in Ce-doped CaF2 system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)162-165
Number of pages4
JournalRadiation Measurements
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2014
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiation
  • Instrumentation


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