Thermoluminescent properties and energy storage characteristics of Lu2O3:Tb,M (M = Hf, Ti, Nb) sintered ceramics induced by ionizing radiation are presented and discussed. Dose-response dependence, radiation hardness and fading are studied. A linearity of the former exceeding seven orders of magnitude is confirmed for Lu2O3:Tb,Hf and Lu2O3:Tb,Nb ceramics. Lu2O3:Tb,Hf shows the best TL performance and also its fading is the lowest reaching 15% over 7 h and shows tendency to saturate. During the same period of time the Lu2O3:Tb,Ti, despite having TL at higher temperatures, losses about 25% of the stored energy and the TL signal of Lu2O3:Tb,Nb fades by almost 40% over 7 h. First order TL kinetics is confirmed for all three compositions. A self-dose effect in Lu2O3:Tb,Hf due to a natural content of the radioactive isotope (2.6%) is proved to be important for long-time reading of low doses.
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- Energy storage materials
- Radiation effects
- Recombination and trapping