This paper discusses how the dopant concentration and the heat-treatment atmosphere affect the spectral composition of the emission, the thermally stimulated luminescence, and the kinetic damping parameters of ceramic samples of Gd2O2S:Eu. The dependences of the spectral composition of the emission of the ceramic on the dopant and codopant concentration and the excitation energy are established. Ceramic Gd2O2S:Eu possesses high transmittance for an anisotropic material (more than 40% for a thickness of 1.65mm) in the intrinsic-emission region and an overall x-ray-luminescence intensity equal to 150% relative to that for CsI:Tl. The lifetime of the Eu3+ ion in the excited state on the D05 level is no more than 450μs.
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E. I. Gorokhova, V. A. Demidenko, S. B. Eron'ko, E. A. Oreshchenko, P. A. Rodnyĭ, and S. B. Mikhrin, "Luminescence and scintillation properties of Gd2O2S:Eu optical ceramic," J. Opt. Technol. 77, 50-58 (2010)