Li-codoped MgF2:Tb ceramics with different Li concentrations (0.01, 0.1, 1, and 3 mol%) were prepared by the spark plasma sintering method, and photoluminescence (PL), scintillation, and dosimetric properties were investigated. Sharp peaks due to 4-4 f transitions of Tb3+ ion were observed in all of PL, scintillation, and thermally-stimulated luminescence (TSL). TSL glow curves confirmed that the TSL intensity was increased by Li-codoping without an increase of QY values. Especially, the TSL intensity was the highest in 1% Li-codoped MgF2:Tb, which was approximately 2.2 times larger than that of MgF2 doped with only Tb. Moreover, It was confirmed that the TSL responses of the 0.01, 0.1 and 1% Li-codoped MgF2:Tb ceramics were very sensitive to irradiation dose and showed a good linearity from 0.01 to 1000 mGy.
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Matsuo, T., Kato, T., Kimura, H. et al. Evaluation of dosimetric properties of Li-codoped MgF2:Tb ceramics. J Mater Sci: Mater Electron (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10854-020-03789-7