Luminescent and scintillation properties of LFS-3 and GAGG:Ce crystals

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Beurs van Berlage

Beurs van Berlage

Poster Sensors: 1d) Photon Detectors

Speaker

Dr Stratos David (Department of Biomedical Engineering, Technological Educational Institute of Athens)

Description

Many of the contemporary photonics technologies dealing with detection of radiation owe their existence to diverse scintillation materials. The scintillators play a decisive role in the registration of X-rays and γ-quanta necessary in many fields of application in industry, medicine, fundamental research, and security where they are used to convert high-energy photons into visible light. Co-doped LFS-3 and mixed GAGG:Ce recently developed from Zecotek Photonics Inc. and Furukawa Co Ltd companies respectively. These crystals are very fast, with high density and very high light output. Their absorption, excitation and emission spectra were measured and compared. Results indicate that the difference between the emission intensities among GAGG:Ce samples seems to be more pronounced than in the case of LFS-3 crystal samples. However, the relative average deviation of the emission intensities does not exceed the experimental error. Moreover, pulse amplitude spectra were performed using for excitation a 137Cs gamma-radiation source. A standard Ø40x40 mm NaI(Tl) detector was used for reference and values of energy resolution and light output (% to NaI(Tl)) were determined. Energy resolution was measured by reading out the light emerging from one end (3x3 face) of the crystals, using a Hamamatsu R1307 PMT connected to an appropriate amplifier and a Multy Channel Analyzer (MCA). Best energy resolution values of 7.3% for a 3x3x20mm^3 GAGG:Ce crystal sample and 8,9% for a 3x3x10mm^3 LFS-3 sample were recorded. Acknowledgments This research has been co-funded by the European Union (European Social Fund) and Greek national resources under the framework of the “Archimedes III: Funding of Research Groups in TEI of Athens” project of the “Education & Lifelong Learning” Operational Program.

Primary author

Prof. Ioannis Valais (Department of Biomedical Engineering, Technological Educational Institute of Athens)

Co-authors

Prof. Alexander Gektin (Institute for Scintillation Materials of NAS of Ukraine) Prof. Athanasios Bakas (Department of Medical Radiologic Technology, Technological Educational Institute of Athens) Dr Christos Michail (Department of Biomedical Engineering, Technological Educational Institute of Athens) Prof. Ioannis Kandarakis (Department of Biomedical Engineering, Technological Educational Institute of Athens) Mr Ioannis Seferis (Department of Biomedical Engineering, Technological Educational Institute of Athens) Prof. Konstantinos Kourkoutas (Department of Energy Technology,Technological Educational Institute of Athens) Prof. Nektarios Kalyvas (Department of Biomedical Engineering, Technological Educational Institute of Athens) Dr Stratos David (Department of Biomedical Engineering, Technological Educational Institute of Athens)

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