Neutron plus Gamma response of undoped and Dy doped MgB4O7 thermoluminescence dosimeter

Iflazoglu S., YILMAZ A. Ö., Kafadar V. E., TOPAKSU M., Yazici A. N.

APPLIED RADIATION AND ISOTOPES, vol.147, pp.91-98, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Thermoluminescence properties of undoped and Dy doped MgB4O7 compounds were studied with the irradiation of Cf-252 source. The TL kinetic parameters of MgB4O7: Dy were studied by computer glow curve deconvolution (CGCD) method. The glow curve structures of 1% Dy doped magnesium tetraborate compound consists of at least five glow peaks with a main dosimetric peak at about 220 degrees C. The highest sensitivity which is approximately 1.90 and 1.47 times higher than that of TLD-600 and TLD-700 was found for MgB4O7: Dy (1 mol%). The results clearly showed that Dysprosium doped magnesium borate has a potential to be considered as the thermoluminescence neutron + gamma dosimeter.