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Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry

, Volume 133, Issue 3, pp 1327–1333 | Cite as

Investigation of neutron sensitivity of un-doped and Dy-doped CaB4O7 for thermoluminescence applications

  • Sera İflazoğlu
  • Ayşen Yılmaz
  • Vural E. Kafadar
  • A. Necmeddin Yazıcı
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Abstract

In this study, thermoluminescence characteristics of un-doped and Dy-doped calcium tetraborate (CaB4O7) compounds are reported. The polycrystalline powder samples of un-doped and Dy-doped CaB4O7 were prepared by a solid-state reaction at high-temperature method. The identification and characteristics of the obtained compounds were determined by X-ray diffraction, Fourier transform infrared analysis, differential thermal analysis, thermogravimetric analysis, and scanning electron microscopy. The glow curves were obtained using a thermoluminescent reader. Neutron sensitivity, dose–response, and heating rate of CaB4O7 compounds were determined by using a bare 252Cf mixed neutron + gamma (n + γ) source, and dose response results are compared to those of Harshaw TLD-600 and TLD-700 neutron dosimeters (6LiF:Mg,Ti and 7LiF:Mg,Ti). The sensitivity of CaB4O7:Dy (0.5%) sample is approximately 4.35 and 3.36 times higher than that of TLD-600 and TLD-700, respectively.

Keywords

CaB4O7 CaB4O7:Dy Thermoluminescence Neutron dosimetry 

Notes

Acknowledgements

This work was supported by TÜBİTAK, and the Project Number is 115F268.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Engineering PhysicsUniversity of GaziantepGaziantepTurkey
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryMiddle East Technical UniversityAnkaraTurkey

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