Comparative characterization study of LYSO:Ce crystals for timing applications

F. Addesa, P. Barria, R. Bianco, M. Campana, F. Cavallari, A. Cemmi, M. Cipriani, I. Dafinei, B. D'Orsi, D. del Re, M. Diemoz, G. D'Imperio, E. Di Marco, I. Di Sarcina, M. Enculescu, E. Longo, M. Lucchini, F. Marchegiani, P. Meridiani, S. NisiG. Organtini, F. Pandolfi, R. Paramatti, V. Pettinacci, C. Quaranta, S. Rahatlou, C. Rovelli, F. Santanastasio, L. Soffi, R. Tramontano, C. Tully

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Cerium-doped Lutetium-Yttrium Oxyorthosilicate (LYSO:Ce) is one of the most widely used Cerium-doped Lutetium based scintillation crystals. Initially developed for medical detectors it rapidly became attractive for High Energy Particle Physics (HEP) applications, especially in the frame of high luminosity particle colliders. In this paper, a comprehensive and systematic study of LYSO:Ce ([Lu(1-x)Yx ]2SiO5:Ce) crystals is presented. It involves for the first time a large number of crystal samples (180) of the same size from a dozen of producers. The study consists of a comparative characterization of LYSO:Ce crystal products available on the market by mechanical, optical and scintillation measurements and aims specifically, to investigate key parameters of timing applications for HEP.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberP08028
JournalJournal of Instrumentation
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Instrumentation
  • Mathematical Physics


  • Radiation damage to detector materials (solid state)
  • Scintillators, scintillation and light emission processes (solid, gas and liquid scintillators)
  • Timing detectors


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