Glasses based on natural mineral diopside and synthetic glasses starting from oxides of magnesium, calcium and silicon, and some of these glasses doped with 0.1, 1.0, 2.0 and 4.0% of Ag, have been produced for the study of their thermoluminescence and optical absorption properties. A marked different behavior is observed in various glasses, including glass with silver nanoparticles.
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The authors wish to thank Ms. E. Somessari and Mr. C. Gaia, Instituto de Pesquisas Energeticas e Nucleares (IPEN), Brazil, for kindly carrying out the irradiation of the samples. To FAPESP (Process number 2014/03085-0 ) for partial financial support and to CAPES (Process number BEX-9612130) for fellowship to T.K. Gundu Rao.
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- Diopside glass
- Optical absorption