Manganese doped ZnS nanophosphors as radiation dosimeter

Publication Issue: 
Volume 31, Number 1-4, 2010
Page No: 
Date Received: 
Monday, November 30, 2015
Authors' Name: 
Khalid H. Al-Hinai
Roslan Md Nor
Yusoff Mohd Amin
Authors' Affiliation and Address: 
Department of Physics, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

A typical group II–IV compounds is promising
materials for producing phosphors because of their wide
band gap [1]. Nanocrystalline ZnS crystals are known to
have different characteristics such as photoluminescence
and thermoluminescence properties as compared with
bulk materials [2]. Commonly used thermoluminescence
dosimeter (TLD) materials such as LiF:Mg,Ti (TLD-100)
is either suitable to measure low dose or high dose only.
Most TLD materials suffer from severe sup linearity at
high doses reducing the choice of TLD materials for high
dose application such as megavolt therapy. So we are
trying to look for materials which are highly sensitive so
as to be able to measure low dose and also shows linear
response to radiation dose from very low up to extremely
high dose (Mrad region).

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