Menu

Cerium Fluoride CeF3 Crystal

  • £18100
  • Save £2300


Cerium fluoride, CeF3, is a good scintillation crystal with high density and short decay time. Cerium fluoride crystal is a good material in measurement applications of high counting rate, strong absorption irradiation and high resolution processes.

MSE Supplies offers the following choices:

  • High quality CeFscintillation crystal
  • High quality CeFcrystal materials in customized shapes
  • Surface coatings such as AR coatings can be applied to the CeF3 crystals

General Properties of CeF3 Crystal

Unit

Value

CAS Number 7758-88-5
Crystal Structure Hexagonal
Cleavage Plane (0001)

Density

g/cm³

6.16

Molar Mass

g/mol

197.12

Melting Point

ºC

1443

Thermal Expansion Coefficient (CTE)

C⁻¹

Parallel to a-12.9, c-16.5 x 10‾⁶

List of Thermal Conductivity Values W*m-1*K-1 1.57

Hygroscopic


No

 

CeF3 is usually studied as a scintillation crystal. Some of the typical scintilator properties of CeF3 crystal are summarized below. 

Optical / Scintillator Properties of CeF3 Crystal

Unit

Value

Wavelength (Max. Emission)

nm

340 (slow), 310 (fast)

Wavelength Range

nm

250 - 425

Decay Constant

ns

30 (slow), 8 (fast)

Light Yield

photons/keV

4.4

Photoelectron Yield

% of NaI(Tl)

8

Radiation Length

mm

16.8

Radiation Strength

g.cm-2

10.19

Moliere Radius

mm

24

Thermal-neutron Cross-section barn 0.65

Background Radioactivity

Bq/cm³

TBA

Optical Transmission Wavelength

nm

>300

Transmittance

%

>80

Refractive Index


1.62 (at 340nm)