Highly sensitive thermoluminescent anion-defective α-A12O3:C single crystal detectors

M. S. Akselrod, V. S. Kortov, D. J. Kravetsky, V. I. Gotlib

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New highly sensitive thermoluminescence detectors of broad application on the basis of anion-defective α-A12O3:C single crystals have been developed. The decisive role of non-stoichiometry in forming luminescence properties of crystals has been ascertained by methods of optical, luminescence and exoemission spectroscopy. Detectors possess the following dosimetric properties: sensitivity to gamma radiation 50 times higher than that of LiF:Mg, Ti; low background, dose threshold about 10-6 Gy; a single glow peak at 460 K; blue luminescence band at 420 nm; negligible fading and the possibility of re-use without annealing procedures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15-20
Number of pages6
JournalRadiation Protection Dosimetry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes

Field of Science*

  • 3.1 Basic medicine

Publication Type*

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


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