A theoretical description of complex thermoluminescence curves. I

L. N. Kantorovich, G. M. Fogel, V. I. Gotlib

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Thermoluminescence kinetics has been discussed within the framework of a band model assuming an extensive retrapping of charge carriers in comparison with their recombination. Assuming that a luminophor has one type of recombination centre and an arbitrary number of trapping centres the authors succeeded in analysing complex thermoluminescence curves with an arbitrary number of peaks. It has been shown for an elementary peak that its form almost coincides with the Randall-Wilkins curve, and its intensity is proportional to the square of the absorbed dose. The effect of both the processes of localised charge carriers accumulation (irradiation and isothermal decay) and their redistribution on trapping centres during the thermoluminescence process have been dealt with taking into account the form and intensity of the thermoluminescence peaks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1008-1014
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Physics D: Applied Physics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jun 1988
Externally publishedYes

Field of Science*

  • 1.3 Physical sciences

Publication Type*

  • 1.1. Scientific article indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database


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