Thermoluminescence characteristics of aluminium oxide doped with carbon and titanium co-doped subjected to 6 and 10 MV photon irradiations
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In this work, thermoluminescence (TL) characteristics of powder form of polycrystalline aluminium oxide doped with 0.2 atomic percentage (at%) carbon (Al2O3:C 0.2 at%) and co-doped with two different concentrations of titanium (0.1 and 0.2 at%) subjected to X-ray irradiations were studied. This study was conducted to determine the capability of Al2O3:C co-doped with titanium (Al2O3:C:Ti) for thermoluminescent dosimetry (TLD). Al2O3:C co-doped with 0.1 at% titanium sample exhibited the highest TL intensity centered at 184 °C and a lower TL peak at 254 °C. It has shown some good dosimetric properties and can be considered to be used as TLD.
KeywordsThermoluminescence Aluminium oxide doped carbon and co-doped titanium Dosimetry TL intensity
The authors would like to express sincere appreciation to Mr. Hassan Ali of Sultan Ismail Hospital for providing irradiation facilities, the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education for providing scholarship and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia for their financial support under research grant of GUP 03H65.
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