This study aims to investigate the effects of different nuclear radiation fields on an optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) dosimeter using Al_2O_3:C material. The Al_2O_3:C material was exposed to alpha- and beta-particles and gamma-photons, and the luminescence signals were measured by stimulation with a blue light emitting diode. It is concluded that the OSL technique is suitable for obtaining an adequate blue light stimulated luminescence signal in alpha, beta, and gamma radiation fields, and if the source activity was low, the statistical distributions were large.
alpha-beta-gamma Radiations, blue light stimulated luminescence, dose effects
TANIR, AYŞE GÜNEŞ; BÖLÜKDEMİR, MUSTAFA HİCABİ; and KIZILIRMAK, TÜLAY NEŞE
"Effects of the different types of nuclear radiations on the optically stimulated luminescence,"
Turkish Journal of Physics: Vol. 37:
3, Article 11.
Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/physics/vol37/iss3/11