Optically stimulated luminescence characteristics of BeO nanoparticles synthesized by sol-gel method

ALTUNAL V., YEĞİNGİL Z., TÜKEN T., Depci T., ÖZDEMİR A. C., Guckan V., ...More

RADIATION MEASUREMENTS, vol.118, pp.54-66, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 118
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.radmeas.2018.08.009
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.54-66
  • Keywords: Beryllia, BeO, Optically stimulated luminescence, OSL dosimetry, Luminescence, Nanoparticles, BERYLLIUM-OXIDE, CERAMIC BEO, OSL
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Optically Stimulated Luminescence (OSL) properties of the sol-gel synthesized nano-powders of Beryllium Oxide (BeO) were investigated. Luminescence properties of BeO nanoparticles are dependent on the crystal structure, particle size, and morphology and therefore strongly dependent on the way of synthesis, thus the preparation was modified to enhance the OSL signal from the material. Structural, thermal and morphological properties of BeO in nanopowder and pellet forms were studied using X-Ray Diffraction (XRD), Fourier Transform Infrared Microscopy (FTIR), Simultaneous Thermal Analysis STA (Thermo Gravimetric Analysis (TGA)/Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)) and Scanning Electronic Microscopy (SEM) techniques. XRD and STA analysis suggested an enhancement in crystallinity and thermal stability of the BeO with increasing sintering temperature.