Garnet Crystal Growth in Non-precious Metal Crucibles

  • O. SidletskiyEmail author
  • P. Arhipov
  • S. Tkachenko
  • Ia. Gerasymov
  • D. Kurtsev
  • V. Jarý
  • R. Kučerková
  • M. Nikl
  • K. Lebbou
  • E. Auffray
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 227)


The work is motivated by the need for cheap garnet-based scintillators for new high energy physics experiments at colliders and medical equipment. During recent years, garnets became among the most studied scintillators due to a drastic enhancement of light yield achieved in (Lu,Y,Gd)3(Al,Ga)5O12:Ce multicomponent systems. Meanwhile, the production process of YAG- and LuAG-based crystals is easier and less expensive compared to the multicomponent garnets. This work addresses the preparation process and the optical and scintillation properties of YAG, YAG:Ce crystals grown in non-precious metal crucibles.



The work was performed in the frame of Crystal Clear Collaboration and is supported by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research, Innovation Staff Exchange Project H2020-MSCA-RISE-2014 No. 644260 “INTELUM”. Authors are grateful to COST Action TD1401 “Fast Advanced Scintillator Timing (FAST)” for support of collaboration. Partial support of bilateral mobility project “Scintillation mechanisms in garnet- and perovskite-type crystals fabricated under different conditions” between Academies of Sciences of Ukraine and Czech Republic, and Czech Science Foundation No. 16-15569S project is also acknowledged.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • O. Sidletskiy
    • 1
    Email author
  • P. Arhipov
    • 1
  • S. Tkachenko
    • 1
  • Ia. Gerasymov
    • 1
  • D. Kurtsev
    • 1
  • V. Jarý
    • 2
  • R. Kučerková
    • 2
  • M. Nikl
    • 2
  • K. Lebbou
    • 3
  • E. Auffray
    • 4
  1. 1.Institute for Scintillation Materials NAS of UkraineKharkivUkraine
  2. 2.Institute of Physics AS of Czech RepublicPrague 6Czech Republic
  3. 3.Institute of Light and Matter, UMR55306 University Claude Bernard Lyon 1-CNRSVilleurbanne CedexFrance
  4. 4.European Organization for Nuclear ResearchGeneva 23Switzerland

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