8-12 July 2013
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Thermoluminescence study of beta -irradiated SrAl2O4:Eu2+,Dy3+ phosphors.

9 Jul 2013, 17:40
1h
Poster Presentation Track A - Division for Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Poster1

Speaker

Mr ALI WAKO (UFS (Qwa Qwa Campus))

Would you like to <br> submit a short paper <br> for the Conference <br> Proceedings (Yes / No)?

YES

Apply to be<br> considered for a student <br> &nbsp; award (Yes / No)?

YES

Abstract content <br> &nbsp; (Max 300 words)

The Eu2+ doped and Dy3+ co doped strontium aluminate (SrAl2O4:Eu2+,Dy3+) phosphors were synthesized by solution - combustion synthesis technique using urea as a reducer at initiating temperature of 500oC, a widely known method for preparing nano sized phosphors. Sr(NO3)2, Al(NO3)3.9H2O, CH4N2O, Eu(NO3)3.5H2O and Dy(NO3)3 are used as the raw materials for the preparation of SrAl2O4 (RE: Eu, Dy) precursor. The thermoluminescence (TL) properties of beta irradiated Eu2+ doped and Dy3+ co doped strontium aluminate (SrAl2O4:Eu2+,Dy3+) have been studied. The optical properties in terms of TL glow curves are discussed in detail. The TL intensity was recorded for different beta doses and heating rates as a function of temperature. The influence of repeated measurements on peak temperature and TL intensity was also recorded. The different parameters like activation energy (E), frequency factor (S) and shape factor are calculated using TL glow curves. We have also calculated the trap depth by different methods including initial rise, variable heating and peak shape methods. The dependence of the peak position on the Tm-Tstop confirmed first order kinetics of the obtained glow curves.

Level for award<br>&nbsp;(Hons, MSc, <br> &nbsp; PhD)?

PhD

Main supervisor (name and email)<br>and his / her institution

DEJENE F.B.

Primary author

Mr ALI WAKO (UFS (Qwa Qwa Campus))

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