Thermoluminescence response of CaS:Bi3+ nanophosphor exposed to 200 MeV Ag+15 ion beam

Vinay Kumar, H. C. Swart, O. M. Ntwaeaborwa, Ravi Kumar, S. P. Lochab, Varun Mishra, Nafa Singh

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A study of the thermoluminescence (TL) parameters has been performed on swift heavy ion exposed Bi3+ doped CaS nanophosphors prepared by the chemical co-precipitation method. All the samples have been exposed to 200 MeV Ag+15 ions in a fluence range of 1 × 1012-1 × 1013 ions/cm2. The prominent TL glow peak at 403 K (observed for the γ-irradiated sample) appeared at the same position in the 200 MeV Ag+15 ion beam irradiated samples, while the other peak at 466 K disappeared and the broad peak normally measured at 534 K split into two peaks at 535 K and 582 K for the Ag+15 ion beam irradiated samples. The effect of different Bi3+ concentration has been investigated and it was found that the maximum TL intensity was measured for the 0.08 mol% sample. The effect of different heating rates on the TL response has also been determined. The trapping parameters (i.e. activation energy, frequency factor, order of kinetic) of all the individual peaks of the glow curves have been analysed by using Chen's formulae. The low fading and linear TL response in the range of 1 × 1012-1 × 1013 ions/cm2 will be helpful to explore the potential use of this material for heavy ion dosimetry.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)164-168
Number of pages5
JournalOptical Materials
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Nanocrystalline phosphors
  • Swift heavy ion
  • Thermoluminescence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Spectroscopy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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