Thermoluminescence response and trap features of gamma-irradiated Sr2Al2SiO7:Dy3+ phosphors

Vidya Saraswathi A, Karunakara Naregundi, M. S. Murari, M. I. Sayyed, Nouf Almousa, Sudha D. Kamath

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This study mainly focuses on the thermoluminescence features and trap parameter analysis of Sr2Al2SiO7:Dy3+ phosphors prepared via the low-temperature combustion method. The phase confirmation, structural and morphological studies are performed using XRD, FTIR, SEM and EDX characterizations. The energy gap of pure and Dy3+ doped phosphors is calculated. And the band gap decrease with doping. The optimum concentration was 3 mol% from the emission spectra; hence, this sample was irradiated with 3 Gy–5 kGy gamma doses. The samples showed high sensitivity and the MDD value is 0.21 mGy. The trap parameters were determined following deconvolution of the glow curves. Four traps were found in the samples, and the trap lifetime increased with increasing gamma dose. The trap depth increased The linear response from 3 Gy to 250 Gy implies that the prepared samples could be used as γ dosimeters within this range.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)36110-36120
Number of pages11
JournalCeramics International
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 15-12-2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry


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