Optically Stimulated Luminescence dosimetry using Al2O3:C micro crystals

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This work studied the Optically Stimulated Luminescence (OSL) response of carbon-doped aluminium oxide (Al2O3:C) powder dosimetric detectors to beta and gamma radiation. The OSL detectors were prepared in the form of flattened drops of about 2-3 mm in diameter by mixing the Al2O3:C powder with a photo-curable polymer that hardens when illuminated with strong UV light. The powder consists on Al2O3:C micro crystals with a maximum grain size of 38 m with high OSL sensitivity to ionizing radiation like beta particles, gamma rays and X-rays. The samples were prepared in small sizes in order to increase the spatial resolution of the detectors.


Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • UL - University of Limoges
Place of PublicationLimoges, France
  • UL - Université de Limoges
Publication statusPublished - 7 Sep 2011


  • OSL, dosimetry, Al2O3:C

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