Journal of Inorganic Materials ›› 2010, Vol. 25 ›› Issue (8): 785-794.doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1077.2010.00785

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Anti-site Defects in YAG and LuAG Crystals

FENG Xi-Qi   

  1. (Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 200050, China)
  • Received:2009-11-04 Revised:2010-03-05 Online:2010-08-20 Published:2010-07-19
  • Contact: FENG Xi-Qi


YAG is not only one of the most important solid laser crystals, but also a promising scintillation material. Since it comes out, the studies of defects in YAG crystal have played key roles on the improvement and development of crystal properties. As a special kind of defect in the YAG and LuAG crystals, anti-site defects exert crucial influence on the carrier transportation and other properties. In this paper, the type and the origin of the anti-site defects in the YAG and LuAG crystals, as well as the mechanism of their effects on the crystal properties are described. Also, how to detect and inhibit the anti-site defects in the YAG and LuAG crystals are discussed.

Key words: antisite defects, nonstoichoimetry, traps, scitillation performance

CLC Number: 

  • O77