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First principles study electronic and optical properties of LaBr3 and LaBr3:Ce crystal
Author(s): Min Li; Fang Liu; Xiaoping Ouyang
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Paper Abstract

First-principles calculations based on the density function theory (DFT) are implemented to explore the effect of Ce doping on the electronic structure and optical properties of LaBr3 crystals using generalized gradient approximation (GGA) +U. And band structure, density of states and optical properties are discussed. Due to the transition of Ce3+ ion from 4f-orbital to 5d-orbital, the band gaps of LaBr3:Ce (0.63 eV) is narrower than that of LaBr3 (3.569 eV), which produce more visible light in the same range of irradiated energy. Otherwise, the absorption spectrum (15.6 μm-1) and reflection index (less than 12%) of LaBr3:Ce are smaller than LaBr3 (20 μm-1, less than 15%, respectively), leading to transmit more visible light. The research shows reason that Ce doping can improve the luminescence performance of LaBr3 scintillators and the results are compared with the available experimental data.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 December 2019
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 11333, AOPC 2019: Advanced Laser Materials and Laser Technology, 113330H (18 December 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2542520
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Min Li, North China Electric Power Univ. (China)
Fang Liu, North China Electric Power Univ. (China)
Xiaoping Ouyang, Northwest Institute of Nuclear Technology (China)
North China Electric Power Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11333:
AOPC 2019: Advanced Laser Materials and Laser Technology
Pu Zhou; Jian Zhang; Wenxue Li; Shibin Jiang; Takunori Taira, Editor(s)

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