Luminescence of LiKYF5 : Pr3+ crystals

Citation
N. Kristianpoller et al., Luminescence of LiKYF5 : Pr3+ crystals, RADIAT MEAS, 33(5), 2001, pp. 637-640
Citations number
6
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Apllied Physucs/Condensed Matter/Materiales Science
Journal title
RADIATION MEASUREMENTS
ISSN journal
1350-4487 → ACNP
Volume
33
Issue
5
Year of publication
2001
Pages
637 - 640
Database
ISI
SICI code
1350-4487(200110)33:5<637:LOL:PC>2.0.ZU;2-8
Abstract
X-luminescence (XL), photoluminescence (PL), optically stimulated luminesce nce (OSL), thermoluminescence (TL), phototransferred thermoluminescence (PT TL) as well as optical absorption have been studied in pure and Pr3+ doped LiKYF5 crystals. Dependencies of the luminescence efficiency on the Pr3+ co ncentration and on the radiation dose have been measured and possible appli cations of the novel TL phosphor based on LiKYF5:Pr3+ for solid state dosim etry have been investigated. There are main emission bands at 340 and 385 n m in the XL and the PL spectra of pure crystals and both these PL emission bands have an excitation maximum at 215 nm. Additional narrow emission band s at 230, 270, 479, 530 and 605 nm are observed from the LiKYF5 : Pr3+ crys tals. In the doped crystals, the 215 nn light mainly excites the 230 and th e 270 nm emission, and there are additional excitation maxima at 442, 459, 468 and 480 nm. During heating of X- or beta -irradiated crystals, TL peaks have been recorded and thermal activation energies have been evaluated by various methods. TL from the LiKYF5 : Pr3+ crystals shows emission bands at 229, 262, 340, 486, 527, 610, 640 and 705 Dm whereas there are only a main 340 nm band and weaker bands at 486 and 450 nm on the TL spectra of the pu re crystals. Samples exposed to prolonged X- or beta -irradiation at RT and then illuminated with the 295 or 442 run light at LNT show strong PTTL dur ing heating from LNT to RT. The dose dependence of the TL intensities in Li KYF5 : Pr3+ has been found to be linear for radiation doses up to 2kGy. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.