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formerly Central European Journal of Physics

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Volume 10, Issue 4


Volume 13 (2015)

Photoluminescence of gamma-, proton- and alpha-irradiated LiF detectors

Barbara Marczewska / Paweł Bilski / Ewa Mandowska / Arkadiusz Mandowski
Published Online: 2012-07-17 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/s11534-012-0022-2


Lithium fluoride (LiF), one of the most pervasive alkali halides in optical device research, is routinely used in optical data storage and radiation protection. LiF crystals may contain different aggregate defects produced by several types of ionizing radiation, with the number of defects being proportional to the cumulative radiation dose. Stimulation of irradiated LiF detectors by heating or with blue light causes thermoluminescence (TL) or photoluminescence (PL), respectively. We developed a new PL reader equipped with a blue light-emitting diode for stimulation and a Hamamatsu photomultiplier for registering green emissions, dedicated to examining LiF detectors as well as more broadly investigating TL/PL emission from standard LiF detectors irradiated with gamma rays, 60 MeV protons and alpha particles. The results confirmed very high efficiency PL signal from alpha-irradiated LiF detectors corresponding to their low efficiency after gamma irradiation, and vice versa for TL readout. Combining the TL and PL readouts permits us to discriminate between how different kinds of radiation affect efficiency in LiF detectors.

Keywords: LiF; photoluminescence; thermoluminescence; dosemeters

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Published Online: 2012-07-17

Published in Print: 2012-08-01

Citation Information: Open Physics, Volume 10, Issue 4, Pages 1009–1012, ISSN (Online) 2391-5471, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/s11534-012-0022-2.

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