The luminescent characteristics of K3LuSi2O7:Pr3+ (1%), which is a promising optical material for the use as a scintillator, have been studied using a set of techniques. The luminescence spectra of K3LuSi2O7:Pr3+ (1%) contain two bands in the UV-range with peaks at 284 and 330 nm, which correspond intraconfigurational 5d 4f transitions in the Pr3+ ions. The radiation in the visible and near IR range (480-850nm) has been represented by the intraconfigurational 4f 4f transitions. The kinetics of 5d 4f-luminescence contains a build-up stage ((rise) approximate to 7-12 ns), nonexponential decay stage ((1/2) approximate to 60 ns), and a slow component of the s-range when excited by high-frequency (approximate to 8 MHz) synchrotron radiation of the X-ray range. The fast component of the decay ( = 54 ns) dominates in the decay kinetics of luminescence along with the build-up stage while the contribution of the s decay component is less than 0.5% at the excitation by an pulse electron beam (5Hz). The excitation spectra of d-f- and f-f-photoluminescence in the ultraviolet and vacuum ultraviolet range that are measured using synchrotron radiation reveal features that are caused by both intracenter transitions and processes related to the energy transfer from the intrinsic electronic excitations to the impurity center.

Luminescence Spectroscopy and Decay Kinetics of Pr3+ Ions in K3LuSi2O7:Pr3+

Bettinelli, M.;
2019-01-01

Abstract

The luminescent characteristics of K3LuSi2O7:Pr3+ (1%), which is a promising optical material for the use as a scintillator, have been studied using a set of techniques. The luminescence spectra of K3LuSi2O7:Pr3+ (1%) contain two bands in the UV-range with peaks at 284 and 330 nm, which correspond intraconfigurational 5d 4f transitions in the Pr3+ ions. The radiation in the visible and near IR range (480-850nm) has been represented by the intraconfigurational 4f 4f transitions. The kinetics of 5d 4f-luminescence contains a build-up stage ((rise) approximate to 7-12 ns), nonexponential decay stage ((1/2) approximate to 60 ns), and a slow component of the s-range when excited by high-frequency (approximate to 8 MHz) synchrotron radiation of the X-ray range. The fast component of the decay ( = 54 ns) dominates in the decay kinetics of luminescence along with the build-up stage while the contribution of the s decay component is less than 0.5% at the excitation by an pulse electron beam (5Hz). The excitation spectra of d-f- and f-f-photoluminescence in the ultraviolet and vacuum ultraviolet range that are measured using synchrotron radiation reveal features that are caused by both intracenter transitions and processes related to the energy transfer from the intrinsic electronic excitations to the impurity center.
scintillator, Pr3+ ions,decay
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