Optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) is the luminescence emitted from an irradiated insulator or semiconductor during exposure to light. The OSL intensity is a function of the dose of radiation absorbed by the sample and thus can be used as the basis of a radiation dosimetry method. Alkaline earth sulfides doped with rare-earth elements such as Ce, Sm and Eu are OSL dosimeters having very high sensitivity, and the OSL with a short time constant is separated from the stimulated light. In this paper, a novel OSL dosimeter designed with SrS:Eu, Sm materials is described. The dosimeter takes advantage of the characteristics of charge trapping materials SrS:Eu, Sm that exhibit OSL. The measuring range of the dosimeter is from 0.01 to 100 Gy. The equipment, which is relatively simple and small in size, is promising for applications in space exploration and high dose radiation dosimetry.
Chinese Acad Sci, Xinjiang Tech Inst Phys & Chem, Urumqi 830011, Peoples R China;Chinese Acad Sci, Grad Sch, Beijing 100049, Peoples R China
Liu Yanping,Chen Zhaoyang,Fan Yanwei,et al. Design of a novel optically stimulated luminescent dosimeter using alkaline earth sulfides doped with SrS:Eu,Sm materials[J]. Progress in Natural Science,2008,18(10):1203-1207.