Thermoluminescence under an exponential heating function: I. Theory

G. Kitis, R. Chen, V. Pagonis, E. Carinou, V. Kamenopoulou

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Constant temperature hot gas readers are widely employed in thermoluminescence dosimetry. In such readers the sample is heated according to an exponential heating function. The single glow-peak shape derived under this heating condition is not described by the TL kinetics equation corresponding to a linear heating rate. In the present work TL kinetics expressions, for first and general order kinetics, describing single glow-peak shapes under an exponential heating function are derived. All expressions were modified from their original form of I(n0, E, s, b, T) into I(Im, E, Tm, b, T) in order to become more efficient for glow-curve deconvolution analysis. The efficiency of all algorithms was extensively tested using synthetic glow-peaks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1500-1507
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Physics D: Applied Physics
Issue number8
StatePublished - 21 Apr 2006


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