A short-time fading study of Al2O3:C

L. F. Nascimento*, F. Vanhavere, E. H. Silva, Y. De Deene

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This paper studies the short-time fading from Al2O3:C by measuring optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) signals (Total OSL: TOSL, and Peak OSL: POSL) from droplets and Luxel™ pellets. The influence of various bleaching regimes (blue, green and white) and light power is compared. The fading effect is the decay of the OSL signal in the dark at room temperature. Al2O3:C detectors were submitted to various bleaching regimes, irradiated with a reference dose and read out after different time spans. Investigations were carried out using 2mm size droplet detectors, made of thin Al2O3:C powder mixed with a photocured polymer. Tests were compared to Luxel™-type detectors (Landauer Inc.). Short-time post-irradiation fading is present in OSL results (TOSL and POSL) droplets for time spans up to 200s. The effect of short-time fading can be lowered/removed when treating the detectors with high-power and/or long time bleaching regimes; this result was observed in both TOSL and POSL from droplets and Luxel™.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)26-32
Number of pages7
JournalRadiation Physics and Chemistry
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Dosimetry
  • Fading
  • Optically stimulated luminescence


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