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Synthesis and Thermoluminescence of a Spinel-Type Oxide Exposed to Beta-Particle Irradiation

  • Francisco Brown (a1), Tomasa C. Hernandez-Perez (a1), Iliana C. Muñoz (a2), Victor E. Alvarez-Montaño (a1), Catalina Cruz-Vazquez (a1), Rodolfo Bernal (a3) and Alma R. García-Haro (a2)...

Abstract

Currently, the research team is systematically studying the oxide compounds present in the ternary system In2O3-TiO2-MgO in order to analyze its thermoluminescent (TL) response. The oxide Mg1.5InTi0.5O4 present in this system was synthesized by a solid state reaction at 1350 °C in air. The X-ray powder diffraction pattern showed a spinel-type structure for this compound. In this work, this spinel, as well as its TL properties when exposed to beta particles, are being reported for the first time. The glow curve is simple and wide with a TL maximum located at 203 °C at 21.33 Gy. The peak shows a shift to lower temperatures and it increases its intensity, as the irradiation dose increases. The lineal behavior was observed between 10.66 to 341 Gy, and no saturation signs were observed. The relative sensitivity variation was 2.7% and standard deviation after ten consecutive irradiation - TL readout cycles was 1 %. The minimum detectable dose was 5.65 Gy for this spinel-type oxide [3]. These results suggest the possible application of Mg1.5InTi0.5O4 in dosimetry.

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Synthesis and Thermoluminescence of a Spinel-Type Oxide Exposed to Beta-Particle Irradiation

  • Francisco Brown (a1), Tomasa C. Hernandez-Perez (a1), Iliana C. Muñoz (a2), Victor E. Alvarez-Montaño (a1), Catalina Cruz-Vazquez (a1), Rodolfo Bernal (a3) and Alma R. García-Haro (a2)...

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