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Luminescent properties of MgB4O7:Ce,Li to be applied in radiation dosimetry

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Souza, Luiza F. [1] ; Novais, Andrea L. F. [2] ; Antonio, Patricia L. [3] ; Caldas, Linda V. E. [3] ; Souza, Divanizia N. [1]
Total Authors: 5
[1] Univ Fed Sergipe, Dept Fis, Av Marechal Rondon S-N, BR-49100000 Sao Cristovao, SE - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Sul & Sudeste, UNIFESSPA, Inst Geociencias & Engn, Fac Engn Mecan, Folha 17, Quadra 4, BR-68505080 Maraba, PA - Brazil
[3] IPEN CNEN SP, Av Prof Lineu Prestes 2242, BR-05508000 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: Radiation Physics and Chemistry; v. 164, NOV 2019.
Web of Science Citations: 1

MgB4O7 is a promising matrix host for use in radiation dosimetry due to its low effective atomic number (Z(eff) = 8.2). The present work aims to investigate dosimetric and luminescent properties of the MgB4O7:Ce-0,Ce-5%, Li-0.5%, produced through solid-state synthesis, using the optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) technique. The first part of this work discusses the luminescent aspects of this phosphor, such as thermoluminescent emission spectra, photoluminescence emission, lifetime of emission centers and the effect of different lithium concentrations as co-dopant. In the second part, the basic OSL properties were evaluated, including dose-response curve, minimum detectable dose (MDD), step annealing, and best bleaching set-up for reuse of MgB4O7:Ce0,5%Li0.5% composites. The photoluminescence and thermoluminescence emission spectra of the composites present an emission peak at UV-VIS range centered around 370 nm, which is the most suitable for OSL dosimetry; this emission is related to Ce3+ electronic transitions and has a luminescence center lifetime of 0.003 ms. From the step-annealing analyses, it can be seen that the OSL emission is related to different depth trap centers in the band gap. The OSL dose-response curve is linear from 0.1 Gy to 100 Gy, with a MDD around 1 mGy. These properties make this material a strong candidate for different applications in radiation dosimetry field. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 14/12732-9 - Determination of a reference system and a routine dosimeter using fototransferred luminescent techniques, for high-dose dosimetry in gamma irradiators
Grantee:Patrícia de Lara Antonio
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate