Thermally stimulated luminescence of Mg-doped ZnO Nanophosphors

C. Cruz-Vázquez, H. A. Borbón-Nuñez, R. Bernal*, J. A. Gaspar-Armenta, V. M. Castaño

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Nanosized ZnO:Mg phosphors were synthesized through a controlled chemical reaction. X-ray diffraction patterns confirmed that Mg entered in a substitutive way in Zn sites. To investigate their thermoluminescence (TL) properties, some samples were exposed to beta-particle irradiation. The results reported here show that Mg doping improves ZnO TL features that are important for TL dosimetry applications, such as the shape of the glow curve, the temperature at which the maximum TL intensity is observed, and the TL fading and reproducibility. No saturation clues of the TL response as a function of the dose is observed for doses below 1600 Gy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)380-387
Number of pages8
JournalRadiation Effects and Defects in Solids
Issue number5
StatePublished - 4 May 2014


  • Dosimetry
  • Magnesium doped
  • Thermoluminescence
  • Zinc oxide


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