LuAG(Ce) Scintillation Crystal

Lutetium aluminum garnet (Ce:LuAG) activated by cerium is a well established scintillating material with the primary advantages of high density (6.73g/cm3) and fast decay (80ns),  which is suitable for thin imaging screens. Besides, Ce:LuAG has a high photon yield and a central emission at 510nm that well matched with photodiode and avalanche diode readout. With very good chemical, mechanical and temperature resistance, Ce:LuAG is also an ideal choice for medical scanning systems and high-energy particle detectors.

Application

1 ) Computed tomography (CT)

2 ) Positron emission computed tomography (PET)

3 ) Single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)

4 ) Particle accelerator

5 ) Laser & LED lighting

Features

1 ) High density

2 ) Fast decay time

3 ) Wavelength of luminescence emission well suitable for Photodiode and Avalanche Diode readout

4 ) Chemical and mechanical resistance

5 ) Temperature resistance

Properties

Density (g/cm3)

6.73

Hardness (Mohs)

8.5

Index of Refraction

1.84

Melting Point (°C)

2020

Crystal Structure

Cubic

Hygroscopic

None

Wavelength of Max. Emission (nm)

510

Decay Time (ns)

80

Radiation Length for 511 keV (cm)

1.3

Photon Yield (Photons/MeV)

15000

Light Yield (Relative NaI(Tl)=100%)

20