LiMgBO3:Dy3+, a low Zeff material was prepared using the solution combustion method and its luminescence properties were studied using X‐ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), thermoluminescence (TL), photoluminescence (PL), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, and electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) techniques. Reitvield refinement was also performed for the structural studies. The PL emission spectra for LiMgBO3:Dy3+ consisted of two peaks at 478 due to the 4F9/2→6H15/2 magnetic dipole transition and at 572 nm due to the hypersensitive 4F9/2→6H13/2 electric dipole transition of Dy3+, respectively. A TL study was carried out for both the γ‐ray‐irradiated sample and the C5+ irradiated samples and was found to show high sensitivity for both. Moreover the γ‐ray‐irradiated LiMgBO3:Dy3+ sample showed linearity in the dose range 10 Gy to 1 kGy and C5+‐irradiated samples show linearity in the fluence range 2 × 1010 to 1 × 1011 ions/cm2. In the present study, the initial rise method, various heating rate method, the whole glow curve method, glow curve convolution deconvolution function, and Chen's peak shape method were used to calculate kinetic parameters to understand the TL glow curve mechanism in detail. Finally, an EPR study was performed to examine the radicals responsible for the TL process.
|Journal||Luminescence: The Journal of Biological and Chemical Luminescence|
|Early online date||31 Jul 2019|
|Publication status||Early online - 31 Jul 2019|