Study of the influence of the rare-earth elements on the properties of lead iodide

M. Matuchova, K. Zdansky, J. Zavadil, A. Danilewsky, F. Riesz, M. A.S. Hassan, D. Alexiew, R. Kral

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Abstract

Lead iodide (PbI2) shows excellent electronic properties for detection of ionizing radiation. We report the introduction of rare-earth elements and other elements as admixtures during synthesis to study their influence on the quality of single crystals. Synthesized material as well as single crystals have been characterized by measurements of electrical resistivity and low-temperature photo luminescence and index of refraction. The structural quality with respect to polytypes was analysed by electron back scatter diffraction. Makyoh topography was applied for surface studies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3557-3562
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
Volume311
Issue number14
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2009

Keywords

  • A1. Characterization
  • A1. Doping
  • A1. Purification
  • A2. Bridgman-Stockbarger technique
  • A2. Zone melting
  • B3. Semiconducting materials

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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    Matuchova, M., Zdansky, K., Zavadil, J., Danilewsky, A., Riesz, F., Hassan, M. A. S., Alexiew, D., & Kral, R. (2009). Study of the influence of the rare-earth elements on the properties of lead iodide. Journal of Crystal Growth, 311(14), 3557-3562. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcrysgro.2009.04.043