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      Photoluminescence; thermoluminescence; radiation dosimetry.

    • Abstract

       

      The suitability of calcium phosphate crystals for thermoluminescence dosimetry (TLD) applications is investigated, owing to their equivalence to bone mineral. The 𝛼 and 𝛽 phases of tricalcium phosphate (TCP) were synthesized through wet precipitation and high temperature solid state routes and doped with Dy and Eu. The photoluminescence and thermoluminescence studies of the phosphors have been carried out.

      The TL properties were found to be highly dependent on the method of preparation of the material. Eu doping gave good PL emission, whereas Dy doping was more efficient in TL emission. 𝛽-TCP was found to be less TL sensitive than 𝛼-TCP, yet it was identified as a better phosphor material owing to its better fading characteristics.

      The dependence of TL of 𝛽-TCP : Dy on the energy and dose of radiation, and on the doping concentration were studied. The TL intensity was observed to fade exponentially during a storage period of 20 days, but it stabilized at 70% of the initial value after 30 days. The optimum doping concentration was found to be 0.5 mol%.

    • Author Affiliations

       

      K Madhukumar1 H K Varma2 Manoj Komath2 T S Elias3 V Padmanabhan3 C M K Nair1

      1. Department of Physics, Mahatma Gandhi College, Thiruvananthapuram 695 004, India
      2. Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram 695 012, India
      3. Regional Cancer Centre, Thiruvananthapuram 695 011, India
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