Determination of dosimetric properties of MgO doped natural amethyst samples


Nur N., GUCKAN V., Kizilkaya N., Depci T., Ahmedova C., YÜCEL A., ...More

APPLIED RADIATION AND ISOTOPES, vol.116, pp.150-156, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 116
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.apradiso.2016.08.005
  • Title of Journal : APPLIED RADIATION AND ISOTOPES
  • Page Numbers: pp.150-156

Abstract

In this paper, the thermoluminescence (TL) dosimetric characteristics of MgO doped natural amethyst samples (Mg-NA) are presented. The morphologies and chemical structures of the powder form samples were identified using XRD, FTIR, SEM, SEM mapping and EDX. Comparison of the TL intensities showed that 10 wt% Mg-NA was nearly 150 times more sensitive than undoped amethyst and the main dosimetric properties proved that 10 wt% Mg-NA may be a promising phosphor for clinical and radiotherapy purposes. (C) 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.