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Dependence of scintillation properties on cerium concentration for GPS single crystal scintillators grown by a TSSG method

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7 Author(s)
Youichi Tsubota ; Hokkaido University, Sapporo, 060-8628, Japan ; Junichi. H Kaneko ; Mikio Higuchi ; Takehiro Shimaoka
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Single crystal Gd2Si2O7:Ce (GPS:Ce) scintillators were grown by a top seeded solution growth (TSSG) method and their crystal structures and scintillation properties were measured. Single crystal GPS with several cerium concentration; (Gd1-xCex)2Si2O7 (x=0.025, 0.1, 0.15), were synthesized with a RF-Czochralski furnace. For GPS:Ce 2.5 at.%, a crystal structure was orthorhombic. For GPS:Ce 10 and 15 at.%, these were triclinic. In PL measurements, broad emissions around 350 to 450 nm correspond to 5d-4f transitions of Ce3+ were observed. In gamma-ray measurements, each scintillator shows light output larger than that of BGO. High energy resolution of around 5% was obtained for GPS:Ce 2.5 and 10 at.%. GPS:Ce 2.5 at.% shows ca. 4.4 times light output larger than that of BGO. Decay times of triclinic GPS were faster than that of orthorhombic GPS.

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Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference (NSS/MIC), 2011 IEEE

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23-29 Oct. 2011