Kinetic analysis of the main glow peak of α-Al2O3:C exposed to high irradiation dose

A. N. Nyirenda, M. L. Chithambo
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This paper reports kinetic analysis of the main thermoluminescent peak in α-Al2O3:C for irradiation doses as high as 120 Gy and at various heating rates going as low as 0.01 K/s. The dependence of the various methods of kinetic analysis on irradiation dose and/or heating rate has been assessed with respect to the main peak. The dose response of the peak to high beta irradiation has also been presented.


Kinetic Analysis, Thermoluminescence, High Irradiation Dose, Various Heating Rate

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