Determination of ZrO2 Thermoluminescence Kinetic Parameters after UV Irradiation Using Peak Shape Methods
Various experimental methods are currently employed for the determination of the trap parameters. Methods based on the glow curve shape extract information from a glow peak utilizing the temperature at the maximum emission, TM, the temperature on the ascending part of the peak ,T1, which corresponding to half peak intensity and the temperature on the descending part of the peak, T2, also corresponding to the half peak intensity; as well as, the half width parameters and the symmetry properties. In order to obtain the kinetic order b and the trap parameters, ZrO2 samples were exposed to 260 nm ultraviolet radiation (UVR). The trapping kinetics parameters of the ZrO2 dosimetric peak using the shape of the glow curve were then determined. The order of kinetics followed by the main peak was also determined using the same method. The values of activation energy E and frequency factor ,s, for the main peak of ZrO2 obtained by the above mentioned methods, showed a good agreement among them.
T. Rivera Montalvo et al., "Determination of ZrO2 Thermoluminescence Kinetic Parameters after UV Irradiation Using Peak Shape Methods", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 480-481, pp. 381-386, 2005