Diamond applications as thermoluminescence (TL) radiation detectors and dosimeters are extensively studied, especially in synthetic chemical vapor deposition (CVD) and high-pressure high-temperature (HPHT) diamonds. Herein, a comparative study of the thermal annealing (TA) effect on the TL properties of four samples of commercial HPHT microdiamonds (MD) powder with a 10–600 μm-sized range purchased from PlasmaChem is reported. The TL measurements and irradiations are performed using a RISØ TL/OSL reader (β-radiation, 90Sr/90Y). The TL glow curve analysis and dose behavior are studied with and without TA. The TL glow curves are composed of mainly two broadbands located around room temperature (RT) at 127 °C and 127–400 °C. TA at higher temperatures produces a shift of the maximum TL peak toward the higher-temperature side. After TA at 1000 °C, the TL repeatability is significantly improved with deviations around 3.4%, showing better TL performance. The TL fading in 24 h immediately after irradiation at RT is observed to be around 49–60% without TA and 18–26% after TA at 1000 °C. The present findings demonstrate that TA at 1000 °C increases the TL performance of the HPHT MD particles as TL dosimeters suitable for ionizing radiation.
|Número de artículo||2200279|
|Publicación||Physica Status Solidi (A) Applications and Materials Science|
|Estado||Publicada - feb. 2023|
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