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In this study, we investigated the relation between crystallinity and scintillation properties of Pr:LuAG crystals grown by Czochralski (Cz) method. The crystallinity was determined as the dislocation density using the X-ray rocking curve technique. The scintillation pulse-height spectra were collected under 662 keV137Cs γ-ray excitation to evaluate the light yield and energy resolution. It was confirmed that both the light yield and energy resolution correlates with the crystalinity; however, the other factors also have an influence.
Date of Publication: Oct. 2012