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      Thermoluminescence; fluoride crystals; traps; thermal bleaching; TLD-100; 𝛾-ray dosimetry.

    • Abstract

       

      Thermoluminescence (TL) characteristics of NaYF4 crystals doped with Sm3+ have been studied after 𝛾-ray irradiation. Dependence of luminescence efficiency on Sm3+ concentration and radiation dose has been measured and possible applications of NaYF4 : Sm3+ as a novel phosphor for TL dosimetry have been investigated. The efficiency of 0.3 mole% Sm3+ doped NaYF4 crystal has been found to be maximum and comparable with commercial thermoluminescence dosimetric (TLD) materials.

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      M V Ramana Reddy1 Ch Gopal Reddy1 K Narasimha Reddy2

      1. Department of Physics, Post-Graduate College of Science, Osmania University, Hyderabad 500 004, India
      2. Department of Physics, Osmania University, Hyderabad 500 007, India
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