Termoluminescent Properties of High Sensitive ZrO2+PTFE for UV Radiation Dosimetry
This paper presents the preparation method, luminescent characteristics and the results of studying the thermoluminescence (TL) properties of zirconium oxide (ZrO2) exposed to 260 nm ultraviolet radiation. The glow curve of ZrO2+PTFE pellets exhibited one peak centered at 180°C about 30°C lower than that the commercially available aluminum oxide peak (Al2O3:C). TL response as a function of spectral irradiance showed good linear in the range from 2.4 to 3000 µJ/cm2 of spectral irradiance. Experimental results of studying the thermoluminescent (TL) properties of ZrO2+PTFE exposed to ultraviolet radiation allow to propose zirconium oxide as an excellent candidate as ultraviolet radiation dosimeter.
T. Rivera Montalvo et al., "Termoluminescent Properties of High Sensitive ZrO2+PTFE for UV Radiation Dosimetry", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 480-481, pp. 373-380, 2005