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The lyoluminescence (LL), thermoluminescence (TL) and mechanoluminescence (ML) of γ-ray-irradiated coloured powder of KCl:Dy (0.05-0.5 mol%) phosphors are reported in this paper. To understand the mechanism of LL and ML, the LL and ML spectra are compared with TL studies. The variation of intensity of respective luminescence with different γ-ray doses and with different concentrations of Dy3+ ion doped in KCl is found to be similar in nature. The intensities differ from each other, but their nature is found to be similar with γ-ray exposures. The ML glow peak intensity is linear up to high 1 kGy exposure as compared to LL (up to 0.5 kGy) and TL (up to 0.75 kGy) techniques. Therefore, according to our results, the recommendation is that KCl:Dy (0.1 mol%) phosphor prepared by wet chemical technique is useful for high-dose measurements using the ML technique for accidental radiation dosimetry. Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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P M Bhujbal, S J Dhoble. Lyoluminescence, thermoluminescence and mechanoluminescence studies in γ-ray irradiated Dy3+ activated potassium chloride phosphor for accidental radiation dosimetry. Luminescence : the journal of biological and chemical luminescence. 2012 Sep-Oct;27(5):357-61

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