1Institute of Physics AS CR 2CRYTUR Ltd. 3IROE del CNR 4University of Milan-Bicoca 5University of Milan-Bicoca 6IPNS 7Tohoku University 8Tohoku University
Luminescence and scintillation properties of PbWO4, XAlO3 (X = Y, Lu, Y-Lu) and LiBaF3 based scintillators are
reported. The effect of present and often not understood defect states is demonstrated in different scintillator parameters and
related measurements are discussed. Importance of understanding of defect states participating in the processes of energy
transfer and storage in the scintillating materials is emphasised.