Optically stimulated luminescence in KCl:Cu x-irradiated at room temperature

Pradip K. Bandyopadhyay, Gary W. Russell, Kishalaya Chakrabarti

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

17 Scopus citations


Optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) has been observed in single crystals of KCl:Cu x-irradiated at room temperature. It is shown that electrons are liberated from anion sites during the OSL process. The OSL predominantly involves emission due to radiative transition (d↔s) of monovalent copper ions present in the lattice. The OSL emission shows a strong temperature dependence indicating a thermally assisted process. Electron-hole recombination followed by energy transfer to the Cu activator is suggested as a possible OSL mechanism in KCl:Cu. Preliminary results of OSL in KBr:Cu are also presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)51-57
Number of pages7
JournalRadiation Measurements
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiation
  • Instrumentation


Dive into the research topics of 'Optically stimulated luminescence in KCl:Cu x-irradiated at room temperature'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this