Synthesis and thermoluminescence properties of rare earth oxides (Y, Ce-Lu) doped lithium triborate


JOURNAL OF RARE EARTHS, vol.29, no.6, pp.618-622, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s1002-0721(10)60509-1
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF RARE EARTHS
  • Page Numbers: pp.618-622
  • Keywords: lithium triborate, solid state, thermoluminescent, rare earth oxides, THERMALLY STIMULATED LUMINESCENCE, LIB3O5 CRYSTAL, BORATE GLASSES, TETRABORATE


Lithium triborate (LiB(3)O(5)) was synthesized by high temperature solid-state reaction method, and then rare earth oxides were doped into LiB(3)O(5) to enhance its thermoluminescent (TL) properties. The identification and characteristics of the obtained compounds were determined by X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) analyses, differential thermal analyses (DTA) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The glow curves were obtained using a thermoluminescent (TL) reader. The results revealed that all the rare earth oxides were not good activators for lithium triborate and the obtained compounds could not be used for dosimetric applications.