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 CeF3 - Cerium Fuoride


Cerium Fluoride scintillator crystals are now available on a commercial basis and a very capable detector for use in X-ray and gamma-ray spectroscopy applications.  


As a scintillator, CeF3 has a:



Issues to be aware of:



Cerium Fluoride - CeF3 - is a useful scintillator for applications such as:







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Cerium Fluoride - CeF3 Properties


Properties

Scintillator/Optical

Units

Value

Wavelength (Max. Emission)

nm

340 (slow), 300 (fast)

Lower Wavelength Cut-off

nm

TBA

Decay Times

ns

30 (slow), 300 (fast)

Light Yield

photons/keV

4.4

Photoelectron Yield

% of NaI(Tl)

8

Radiation Length

cm

1.68

Background Radioactivity

Bq/cm³

TBA

Optical Transmission

µm

TBA

Transmittance

%

TBA

Refractive Index


1.62 (@ 340nm)

Reflection Loss/Surface

%

TBA

Properties

Mechanical

Units

Value

Density

g/cm³

6.16

Atomic Number (Effective)


TBA

Melting Point

ºC

1443

Thermal Expansion Coeff.

C⁻¹

TBA x 10‾⁶

Crystal Structure


TBA

Hardness

Mho

TBA

Hygroscopic


No

Solubility

g/100gH0

TBA

CeF3 Scintillation Crystals - Sizes


Diameters:  Up to 76 mm

Lengths:      Up to 100 mm