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Development and Performance Testing of a Time-resolved OSL Measurement System

  • Hong, Duk-Geun (Department of Physics, Kangwon National University) ;
  • Kim, Myung-Jin (Radiation Research Institute, Neosiskorea Co., Ltd.)
  • Received : 2016.09.10
  • Accepted : 2017.01.13
  • Published : 2017.03.31

Abstract

Background: Time-resolved optically stimulated luminescence (TR-OSL) is a very useful method for calculating the lifetimes of crystalline quartz and feldspar. Materials and Methods: A compact TR-OSL system was developed, comprising a heater assembly manufactured using Kanthal wire, 2 powerful blue light-emitting diodes (LED, LXHL-PB02) for optical stimulation equipped with VIS liquid light guides, and a photomultiplier tube combined with an optical filter for luminescence detection. A pulse generated from the data acquisition board (NI PCI 6250) was used to initiate on/off signals in LED and TR-OSL measurements. Results and Discussion: The TR-OSL and background signals measured using this TR-OSL system using quartz samples were very similar to those reported in a previous study. Additionally, the lifetimes of the build-up and TR-OSL signals were calculated as $27.4{\pm}2.2{\mu}s$ and $30.3{\pm}0.6{\mu}s$, respectively, in good agreement with the findings of a previous study. Conclusion: It was concluded that the developed TR-OSL system was very reliable for TR-OSL signal measurements and lifetime calculations.

Acknowledgement

Supported by : National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF), Kangwon National University

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