Dose rate effects on the thermoluminescence kinetics properties of MWCVD diamond films

S. Gastélum, E. Cruz-Zaragoza, A. Favalli, V. Chernov, R. Meléndrez, D. Soto-Puebla, M. Pedroza-Montero*, M. Barboza-Flores

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Dose rate effects are important in thermoluminescent (TL) dosimeter applications because a certain absorbed dose given at different dose rates may result in a different TL yield. The present work reports about the dose rate effects on TL glow curves and kinetics properties of microwave plasma assisted chemical vapor deposition (MWCVD) diamond films grown on (100) silicon. The diamond films were exposed to γradiation at 20.67, 43.4 and 81.11 Gy min-1 dose rates in the range of 0.05-1OkGy. The films showed a linear dose behavior up to 2 kGy and reached saturation for higher doses. The TL intensity varied as a function of dose rate and the samples had a maximum TL response for relatively lower dose rates. A single first order kinetics TL peak was typical for low doses while at higher doses two first order kinetics peaks were necessary to fit the glow curves. The results indicate that dose rate effects may be significant in dosimetric applications of MWCVD diamond.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3053-3058
Number of pages6
JournalPhysica Status Solidi (A) Applications and Materials Science
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 2007


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