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LYSO(Ce) - Lutetium Yttrium Orthosilicate (Ce)




LYSO(Ce) - Lutetium Yttrium Orthosilicate (LuSiO₅:Ce)is a relatively new scintillator crystal with a high density, high light output, short decay time and good radiation hardness characteristics.  


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Properties

Optical/Scintillation

Units

Value

Wavelength (Max. Emission)

nm

410

Lower Wavelength Cut-off

nm

TBA

Decay Time

ns

40

Light Yield

photons/keV

24/01/1900

Photoelectron Yield

% of NaI(Tl)

75

Radiation Length

cm

1.1

Optical Transmission

µm

TBA

Transmittance

%

TBA

Refractive Index


1.82 (@410nm

Reflection Loss/Surface

%

TBA

Neutron Capture Cross-section

barns

TBA

Properties

Mechanical

Units

Value

Density

g/cm³

7.15

Atomic Number (Effective)


65

Melting Point

ºK

2070

Thermal Expansion Coeff.

C⁻¹

7.0 x 10‾⁶

Crystal Structure


Mono

Hardness

Moh

5.8

Hygroscopic


No

Solubility

g/100gH0

N/A

LYSO(Ce) Scintillator Crystals Sizes


LYSO(Ce) Scintillator Crystal Properties


Diameters:   Up to 90 mm

Lengths:      Up to 200mm






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