Volume 4, Issue 2, June 2019, Page: 23-26
Improvement in Optical Properties of Nuclear Track Detector
Doaa Hassan Shabaan, Department of Physics, Faculty of Women for Art, Science and Education, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt; Department of Physics, Faculty of Science and Arts, Jazan University, Jazan, Saudi Arabia
Tayseer Ibrahim AL-Naggar, Department of Physics, Faculty of Women for Art, Science and Education, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt; Department of Physics, Faculty of Science and Arts, Najran University, Najran, Saudi Arabia
Received: Jul. 3, 2019;       Accepted: Jul. 31, 2019;       Published: Sep. 2, 2019
DOI: 10.11648/j.ns.20190402.12      View  621      Downloads  90
The purpose of this work was obtaining information about the interaction of γ- ray with CR-39 track detector by using the UV-Vis spectrometry and FTIR which can be used in concerning sensor for gamma irradiation. CR-39 samples irradiated by radioactive source Co-60 at different doses are (0, 100, 200, 300, 400, and 500 kGy). The UV-Vis spectroscopy show transitions electronic in the visible region from ground state to excited state, by increasing gamma doses, and the absorbance spectrum for all samples take the same behavior with slightly shift. This shift due to decrease in the optical band gap energy Eg. The FTIR spectra show for all samples there are increases in the intensity of the characteristic peaks with increasing gamma ray, at 3234, 2367 and 1817 cm-1, this increase may be related to more oxidation process that, in turn was produced on the polymer chains by increase gamma doses, and the number of peaks at 1817, 2367, 2645 and 3234 cm-1 is belong to carbonate group C=O stretching vibration, O=C=O asymmetric by stretching, C-H Stretching, H2O free stretching vibration, respectively. By increase gamma ray did not observed changes in the CR-39 groups but observed change in the intensities of peaks, then CR-39 detector can be used properly in the field of radiation dosimetery.
CR-39 Polymer, UV/Vis, FTIR, Radiation Dosimetry, Gamma Ray Irradiation
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Doaa Hassan Shabaan, Tayseer Ibrahim AL-Naggar, Improvement in Optical Properties of Nuclear Track Detector, Nuclear Science. Special Issue: Radiation Dosimetry. Vol. 4, No. 2, 2019, pp. 23-26. doi: 10.11648/j.ns.20190402.12
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