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Synthesis and luminescence studies of Tb-doped MgO-MgAl2O4-Mg2SiO4 ceramic for use in radiation dosimetry

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Author(s):
Gugliotti, C. [1] ; Moriya, K. [2] ; Tatumi, S. [2] ; Mittani, J. [2]
Total Authors: 4
Affiliation:
[1] Inst Energet & Nucl Res IPEN, Ctr Sci & Mat Technol, Av Prof Lineu Prestes 2242, BR-05508000 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[2] Fed Sao Paulo Univ, Rua Dr Carvalho de Mendonca 144, BR-11070100 Santos - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: Applied Radiation and Isotopes; v. 135, p. 219-223, MAY 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 2
Abstract

In the present work, MgO ceramic samples with different terbium concentrations were produced and the Thermoluminescence (TL) and Optically Stimulated Luminescence (OSL) properties analyzed and discussed, aiming the use in radiation dosimetry. The samples were produced using MgO, Mg(NO3)(2)center dot 6H(2)O, Al2O3, SiO2 and Tb(NO3)(3)center dot 6H(2)O precursors in stoichiometric concentrations with five different terbium concentrations between 0.1 and 0.5 mol% and after, heat-treated at high temperature similar to 1500 degrees C. X-ray diffraction measurements on samples showed the formation of MgO as principal phase, and others in low concentration due to MgAl2O4, Mg(2)Sia(4) and Tb4O7 phases. The TL. glow curve of samples showed an intense and well-defined peak having the maximum at similar to 210 degrees C and other less intense at similar to 350 degrees C. The sample with 0.1 mol% of terbium concentration presented highest luminescence peak when compared to the other samples. The relationship between 210 degrees C TL peak intensity and dose was linear to doses between 1 and 20 Gy and the minimum detectable dose obtained by interpolation taking into account three times the standard deviation of the zero dose reading, was similar to 40 mu Gy. A fading of similar to 20% during the first 5 hours after irradiation of 210 degrees C peak was observed. TL emission spectra showed strong emission lines due to Tb3+ ion. The OSL signal presented a linear behavior to doses between 1 and 10 Gy using 532 nm wavelength stimulation. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 09/02069-2 - Deployment and development of methodology for single-grain dating by optically stimulated luminescence
Grantee:Sonia Hatsue Tatumi
Support type: Regular Research Grants