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Applied Physics A

, 125:38 | Cite as

Effect of Er3+ on NaSrB glass: thermoluminescence and structural analysis

  • Dinesh Kumar
  • S. M. Rao
  • Supreet Pal SinghEmail author
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Abstract

The present work reports the investigations on \({\text {Er}}^{3+}\)-doped sodium–strontium–borate glasses for their structural, optical and thermoluminescence (TL) properties. While the amorphous nature of the prepared glasses is confirmed by the powdered X-ray diffraction (XRD), some interesting features were found in the structure and Fourier-transform infrared (FTIR) studies such as the nanocrystallization and the presence of \({\text {BO}}_3\) and \({\text {BO}}_4\) structural units. Some physical parameters such as ion concentration, polaron radius, inter-nuclear distance, and field strength are calculated and analyzed. Optical band gap was found to be sensitive to the concentration of the dopants. TL glow curve exhibits a single peak but it shifts with variation in concentration of \({\text {Er}}_2{\text {O}}_3\). Calculation of kinetic parameters show that the prepared glasses exhibit second-order kinetics. The effective atomic number \({\text {(Z}}_{\text{eff}})\) of prepared glasses is also calculated which indicates their suitability for application in radiation dosimetry.

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Acknowledgements

The authors are very grateful to Scientific Engineering & Research Board (SERB), Govt. of India, for providing funds (Vide number-SB/FTP/PS-085/2014) to carry out this research work. The authors also would like to take this opportunity to thank the Inter University Accelerator Centre (IUAC), New Delhi, India, for providing irradiation facilities. The authors are also thankful to Dr. Sanjay, Dr. Ashok Kumar, Dr Vimal Mehta, Dr Baldev Singh, Dr. Pooja Seth, Mr. Birendra Singh (IUAC), Aayush Gupta and Gurdeep Singh Chahal for their invaluable inputs and suggestions.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysicsPunjabi UniversityPatialaIndia
  2. 2.Institute of Physics, Academia SinicaTaipeiTaiwan

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