Source:Radiation Physics and Chemistry, Volume 148
Author(s): E. Salama, H.A. Soliman
In this paper, thermoluminescence glow curves of gamma irradiated magnesium borate glass doped with dysprosium were studied. The number of interfering peaks and in turn the number of electron trap levels are determined using the Repeated Initial Rise (RIR) method. At different heating rates (β), the glow curves were deconvoluted into two interfering peaks based on the results of RIR method. Kinetic parameters such as trap depth, kinetic order (b) and frequency factor (s) for each electron trap level is determined using the Peak Shape (PS) method. The obtained results indicated that, the magnesium borate glass doped with dysprosium has two electron trap levels with the average depth energies of 0.63 and 0.79 eV respectively. These two traps have second order kinetic and are formed at low temperature region. The obtained results due to the glow curve analysis could be used to explain some observed properties such as, high thermal fading and light sensitivity for such thermoluminescence material. In this work, systematic procedures to determine the kinetic parameters of any thermoluminescence material are successfully introduced.