Improvement in radiation hardness of PbWO4 scintillating crystals by La-doping

M. Kobayashi*, Y. Usuki, M. Ishii, T. Yazawa, K. Hara, M. Tanaka, M. Nikl, S. Baccaro, A. Cecilia, M. Diemoz, I. Dafinei

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La-doping significantly improves the radiation hardness of PbWO4 against γ-ray irradiation. The induced absorption coefficient of La-doped samples is as small as 2 m-1 at 420 nm even at 108 rad (106 Gy). The radiation-induced phosphorescence is more than three orders of magnitude less in La-doped PbWO4 crystals than in undoped ones.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)149-156
Number of pages8
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Feb 11
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation


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