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Development of ceramic materials based on rare earth doped yttria for application in radiation dosimetry

Grant number: 14/23621-3
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2015
Effective date (End): July 31, 2018
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Nuclear Engineering - Applications of Radioisotopes
Acordo de Cooperação: Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)
Principal Investigator:Leticia Lucente Campos Rodrigues
Grantee:Silas Cardoso dos Santos
Host Institution: Instituto de Pesquisas Energéticas e Nucleares (IPEN). Secretaria de Desenvolvimento Econômico (São Paulo - Estado). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:10/16437-0 - Characterization and applications of dosimetric materials using optically stimulated luminescence and complementary techniques, AP.TEM


The use of rare earths (TR) as dopant of materials has supplied the development of advance materials for many applications such as optical markers, special alloys, semiconductors, as well as radiation dosimetry. The doped rare earth calcium sulfate (CaSO4:TR) is the most studied, and CaSO4:Dy is used as thermoluminescent dosimeters for radiation dosimetry of beta, gama, X, electron, clinic photons and UV radiation and laser. It shows excellent reproducibility, high sensitivity, paramagnetic (RPE) and spectrometric proprieties (AO). To develop dosimetric materials is a great challenge in innovation of materials. Doped rare earth yttria (Y2O3:TR) presents luminescent proprieties and can be considered a potential material for dosimetry. This project aims to develop a ceramic material which shows luminescent dosimetric proprieties, being stimulated by optical or thermal radiation (OSL/TL), spectrophotometric (AO), or paramagnetic (RPE) for radiation dosimetry. The challenge of this propose is to determine the best composition of Y2O3:TR to obtain a nano structure material with adequate response for application in dosimetry. Thus, it is important to plan the compositions, to evaluate the dopant effect on dosimetry characteristics, to study the stability and rheology of Y2O3:TR suspensions and to adequate them for conformation by replica method, using vegetable fibers as template to produce dosimeters. (AU)

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Scientific publications (6)
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SANTOS, S. C.; RODRIGUES, JR., O.; CAMPOS, L. L.. EPR dosimetry of yttria micro rods. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, v. 742, p. 263-270, . (14/23621-3)
SANTOS, S. C.; RODRIGUES, JR., O.; CAMPOS, L. L.. Bio-prototyping of europium-yttria based rods for radiation dosimetry. Materials Chemistry and Physics, v. 199, p. 557-566, . (14/23621-3)
SANTOS, S. C.; YAMAGATA, C.; CAMPOS, L. L.; MELLO-CASTANHO, S. R. H.. Bio-prototyping and thermoluminescence response of cellular rare earth ceramics. Journal of the European Ceramic Society, v. 36, n. 3, p. 791-796, . (14/23621-3)
SANTOS, S. C.; YAMAGATA, C.; CAMPOS, L. L.; MELLO-CASTANHO, S. R. H.. Processing and thermoluminescent response of porous biomorphic dysprosium doped yttrium disilicate burner. Materials Chemistry and Physics, v. 177, p. 505-511, . (14/23621-3)
SANTOS, S. C.; YAMAGATA, C.; CAMPOS, L. L.; MELLO-CASTANHO, S. R. H.. Processing, microstructure and thermoluminescence response of biomorphic yttrium oxide ceramics. CERAMICS INTERNATIONAL, v. 42, n. 11, p. 13291-13295, . (14/23621-3)
SANTOS, S. C.; RODRIGUES JR, O.; CAMPOS, L. L.. EPR response of yttria micro rods activated by europium. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, v. 764, p. 136-141, . (14/23621-3)

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