Thermoluminescence of Tequila-based nanodiamond.

J. Morales*, R. Bernal, C. Cruz-Vazquez, E. G. Salcido-Romero, V. M. Castaño

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Nanodiamond thin films were deposited onto Si (100) substrates using Tequila as precursor by pulsed-liquid injection chemical vapour deposition at 850 degrees C. Some samples were exposed to beta particle irradiation in the dose range from 100 to 1600 Gy, and it was found that the thermoluminescence (TL) response is a linear function of dose. The glow curve displays two maxima centred at 170 and 350 degrees C, which does not shift when dose changes, indicating that first-order kinetics processes are involved. From the results, it is concluded that the new nanodiamond films are promising high-dose TL dosimeters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)580-583
Number of pages4
JournalRadiation protection dosimetry
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2010

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Funding Information:
This work was partially supported by Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México through Oficina de Colaboración Insterinstitucional.


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