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Thermoluminescence properties of optical fibers doped with RE+3 (RE=Sm, Nd) ions subjected to X-ray irradiation

Refaei, Azadeh and Husin, Wagiran and Saeed, Mohammad Alam (2014) Thermoluminescence properties of optical fibers doped with RE+3 (RE=Sm, Nd) ions subjected to X-ray irradiation. Applied Mechanics and Materials, 606 . pp. 19-23. ISSN 1660-9336

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.6...

Abstract

This paper describes the thermoluminescence properties of RE+3(RE=Nd, Sm) doped optical fiber SiO2. The samples were exposed to 6 MV X-ray irradiation at dose ranging from 0.5 to 4 Gy at hospital Sultan Ismail, Johor Bahru, Malaysia using the LINAC accelerator. After exposure and a certain delay of 12 h to get uniform control of thermal fading, the optical fiber TL yield was readout using a thermoluminescence (TL) reader. The optical fiber demonstrated a linear TL response versus of the absorbed dose. The linearity increases with the increasing dose while in the case of Sm-doped optical fiber, the response is comparatively smaller than Nd-doped optical fiber. Also, the glow curve of RE+3 ions doped optical fiber was compared with the undoped fibers. The results exhibit that the glow curve peaks are shifted to higher temperature due to rare-earth doping. The results indicate the TL response strongly depends on the doping type of materials. All these TL characteristics are proposing this commercial optical fiber very decisive TL material.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:thermoluminescence properties, glow curve
Subjects:Q Science
Divisions:Science
ID Code:63069
Deposited By: Siti Nor Hashidah Zakaria
Deposited On:14 Jun 2017 11:01
Last Modified:14 Jun 2017 11:01

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