Thermoluminescence Dosimetry Study of Ceramic Tile powder

K. Ankama Rao1,  N. V. Poornachandra Rao1, B. Subba Rao1, K.V.R. Murthy2

1Department of Physics, VSR & NVR College, Tenali-522 201

2Display Materials Laboratory, Applied Physics Department, Faulty of Technology and Engineering, M.S.University of Baroda, Baroda-390 001

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                    Many flooring materials most of them are in natural form are used to manufacture floor tiles for household flooring purpose. The peoples demand for variety of flooring material Leeds to develop various types of ceramic tiles. In India ceramic industry is fast growing one, more then 450 units of manufacturing ceramic tiles, vitrified tiles and sanitary ware, situated around Morbi, Rajkot, Gujarat, India having an annual turnover of around Rs.5000 Cores. Many natural minerals are used as the raw materials required for the manufacturing ceramic ware. The following minerals are used to manufacturing the ceramic tiles i.e. Quartz, Potash, Snow white, Ivory soda, China clay, Ukraine clay,  etc. Most of the minerals are from Indian mines of Gujarat and Rajasthan states, some of are imported from Russian sub continent. The present paper reports the thermoluminescence characteristics of Ceramic Tile collected from the ceramic tiles manufacturing unit, Morbi. The as received minerals TL was recorded (NTL) and also 25Gy beta dose was given to each 5mg weighed sample and ATL was recorded. Annealed and quenched from 200, 400, 600, and 800oC followed by 25Gy beta dose given from Sr-90 beta source. Further the ceramic tile may be used as accidental thermoluminescence dosimeter (TLD) for high doses also studied. 


Keywords: Ceramics; X-ray diffraction; thermoluminescence Dosimetry (TLD), TGA, etc.




International eJournal of Mathematical Sciences, Technology and Humanities

Volume 2, Issue 1, Pages:  264 - 269