Studies on the mass and temperature dependence of lyoluminescence intensity of microcrystalline powder of KCl.
Journal - Luminescence : the journal of biological and chemical luminescence
The temperature and mass dependence of lyoluminescence intensity of ?-irradiated colored potassium chloride powder have been studied using a photomultiplier tube connected to an x-y recorder. The peak lyoluminescence intensity increases with increasing amount of solute added up to 50?mg and then tends to saturate. The lyoluminescence (LL) glow curves with mass of KCl microcrystals show that initially the LL intensity increases with time and then decreases exponentially with time. The decay time consists of two components for all the masses. The dependence of decay time, especially the longer component on mass, has been investigated. The temperature dependence of LL intensity shows that initially the peak LL intensity increases with temperature up to 60°C, and then decreases with further increase in temperature. The decay time tends to decrease with increasing temperature. An explanation for the experimental results has been attempted. Copyright © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.