On the correlation between annealing and variabilities in pulsed-luminescence from quartz

Chithambo, M.L. (2006) On the correlation between annealing and variabilities in pulsed-luminescence from quartz. Radiation Measurements, 41 (7-8). pp. 862-865. ISSN 1350-4487



Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.radmeas.2006.05.010


Properties of luminescence lifetimes in quartz related to annealing between 500 and 900ºC have been investigated. The luminescence was pulse-stimulated at 470 nm from sets of granular quartz annealed at 500, 600, 700, 800, and 900ºC. The lifetimes decrease with annealing temperature from about 42 to 33 µѕ when the annealing temperature is increased from 500 to 900ºC. Luminescence lifetimes are most sensitive to duration of annealing at 600ºC, decreasing from 40.2 ± 0.7 µѕ by as much as 7 µѕ when the duration of annealing is changed from 10 to 60 min. However, at 800–900ºC lifetimes are essentially independent of annealing temperature at about 33 µѕ. Increasing the exciting beta dose causes an increase in the lifetimes of the stimulated luminescence in the sample annealed at 800ºC but not in those annealed at either 500 or 600ºC. The temperature-resolved distribution of luminescence lifetimes is affected by thermal quenching of luminescence. These features may be accounted for with reference to two principal luminescence centres involved in the luminescence emission process.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Luminescence lifetimes; Quartz; Pulsed LEDs
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Divisions:Faculty > Faculty of Science > Physics & Electronics
ID Code:429
Deposited On:26 Oct 2006
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