Comparative study of the thermoluminescence properties of natural metamorphic quartz belonging to Turkey and Spain

Topaksu M. , Doğan T. , Yüksel M. , Kurt K., Topak Y., Yeğingil Z.

RADIATION PHYSICS AND CHEMISTRY, cilt.96, ss.223-228, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 96
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.radphyschem.2013.10.014
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.223-228


The aim of this study is to investigate the sensitization of the thermoluminescence (TL) peak of metamorphic quartzes from Adiyaman in Turkey (TMQ) and from Madrid in Spain (SMQ). Quartz samples of two different origins were beta-irradiated between similar to 6.689 Gy and 4816 Gy at room temperature. X-ray diffraction analysis has indicated that both TMQ and SMQ have the same crystal structure. Chemical analyses of both TMQ and SMQ were performed using the XRF technique. The preheat processes were carried out at 125 degrees C for 10 s in the TL measurement. TMQ and SMQ samples have different TL properties in two ways. First TMQ has four first order TL glow peaks while SMQ has five first order TL peaks and secondly, the observed dose sensitivity of TMQ samples is higher than the SMQ samples. (C) 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.