Characterizations of optical properties and radiation induced luminescence of Bi-doped La<sub>2</sub>Zr<sub>2</sub>O<sub>7</sub> transparent ceramics  [in Japanese]

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We have investigated the optical and scintillation properties of La<sub>2</sub>Zr<sub>2</sub>O<sub>7</sub> transparent ceramics doped with 0–0.46% Bi. In the photoluminescence (PL), an intense broad emission was observed around 600 nm, and the primary PL decay time was 1.2 µs. The origin of the emission was attributed to the Bi<sup>3+</sup> related luminescence. The 0.10% Bi doped sample showed the highest PL quantum yield (70%) among the samples measured. In the X-ray induced scintillation spectra, a similar emission features to those observed in PL spectra were observed. The scintillation emission was not observed at low temperatures below 200 K and Bi emission around room temperature was promoted by the thermal activation.


  • Journal of the Ceramic Society of Japan

    Journal of the Ceramic Society of Japan 124(5), 564-568, 2016

    The Ceramic Society of Japan


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