Studying CaSO4:Eu as an OSL phosphor


Güçkan V., Altunal V. , Nur N., Depci T., ÖZDEMİR A., Kurt K., ...Daha Fazla

NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH SECTION B-BEAM INTERACTIONS WITH MATERIALS AND ATOMS, cilt.407, ss.145-154, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 407
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.nimb.2017.06.010
  • Dergi Adı: NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH SECTION B-BEAM INTERACTIONS WITH MATERIALS AND ATOMS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.145-154

Özet

This study was carried out to investigate the properties of the OSL signal from Eu-doped calcium sulfate (CaSO4:Eu) phosphor and study on its thermal behavior as a function of temperature under a series of luminescence experiments. The suitability of its usage as an optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) dosimeter was also checked. CaSO4:Eu was synthesized using the precipitation method and prepared in pellet form. The dopant concentration value was performed as 0.1 mol%. The synthesized CaSO4:Eu was analyzed by X-ray diffraction (XRD) method to confirm the product. To have an idea about the crystallography and microstructure morphology of the material, scanning electron microscope (SEM) analysis were carried out. It was found that the OSL signal is a resultant signal having three components and exhibits thermal quenching above 150 degrees C. The excitation spectrum of CaSO4:Eu showed, different peaks in the region 220-360 nm with the highest one at 269 nm. Thermoluminescence (TL) signals of CaSO4:Eu pellets were obtained and compared with the TL signals obtained after OSL measurements of the same pellets by blue light stimulation. The low temperature, peak near 180 degrees C did not show any significant change in TL after OSL measurement whereas the high temperature peak at 240 degrees C was bleached with the blue light illumination and might be responsible for the observed OSL signal.