Institution name and department


Laboratory of Spectroscopy, Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Latvia

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Key words

Working Group 

·     Scintillators        

·     Radiation damage of insulators

·     Optical properties of insulators


Areas of Research/Expertise 

 I am involved in in the experimental and theoretical studies of radiation defect formation in various materials (crystals, glasses and ceramics) and dosimetry which are carried out in Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Latvia. We are applying experimental techniques, such as optical absorption, infrared spectroscopy, luminescence (photo-, X-ray and thermostimulated), EPR , a set of additional magnetic resonance and vibrational spectroscopic methods (ODMR, Raman and neutron scattering) in order to monitor the development of the radiation damage in several functional materials—diamond, Al2O3 (sapphire), MgAl2O4 spinel, which are attractive candidates for diagnostics/optical windows.

5 Most representative publications related to mechanochemistry


5 Most representative publications non-related to Mechanochemistry 

Luchechko, A., Zhydachevskyy, Y., Ubizskii, S., Kravets, O., Popov, A.I., Rogulis, U., Elsts, E., Bulur, E., Suchocki, A. Afterglow, TL and OSL properties of Mn2+-doped ZnGa2 O4 phosphor (2019) Scientific Reports, 9 (1), art. no. 9544, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-45869-7


Mironova-Ulmane, N., Sildos, I., Vasil'chenko, E., Chikvaidze, G., Skvortsova, V., Kareiva, A., Muñoz-Santiuste, J.E., Pareja, R., Elsts, E., Popov, A.I. Optical absorption and Raman studies of neutron-irradiated Gd3Ga5O12 single crystals (2018) Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, 435, pp. 306-312. DOI: 10.1016/j.nimb.2018.02.006


Elsts, E., Krieke, G., Rogulis, U., Smits, K., Zolotarjovs, A., Jansons, J., Sarakovskis, A., Kundzins, K. Rare earth doped glass–ceramics containing NaLaF4 nanocrystals (2016) Optical Materials, 59, pp. 130-135. DOI: 10.1016/j.optmat.2016.01.005


Elsts, E., Rogulis, U., Bulindzs, K., Smits, K., Zolotarjovs, A., Trinkler, L., Kundzins, K. Studies of radiation defects in cerium, europium and terbium activated oxyfluoride glasses and glass ceramics

(2015) Optical Materials, 41, pp. 90-93. DOI: 10.1016/j.optmat.2014.10.042


Rogulis, U., Elsts, E., Jansons, J., Sarakovskis, A., Doke, G., Stunda, A., Kundzins, K. Rare earth activated oxyfluoride glasses and glass-ceramics for scintillation applications (2012) IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, 59 (5 PART 2), art. no. 6316153, pp. 2201-2206 DOI: 10.1109/TNS.2012.2212724

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  • Université de Montpellier & Institut Charles Gerhardt de Montpellier (UMR 5253)
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    34296 Montpellier, Cedex 5 (France)

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