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Thermoluminescence Study of Based Materials of Ceramic Tiles

Author Affiliations

  • 1Shri M. M. Science College, Morbi-363 642, Gujarat, INDIA
  • 2Display Materials Laboratory, Applied Physics Department, Faculty of Technology, M. S. University, Baroda, GJ, INDIA
  • 3Commissioner of Higher Education, Gujarat State, Gandhi Nagar
  • 4College of fisheries, Veraval, Gujarat, INDIA

Res. J. Material Sci., Volume 1, Issue (8), Pages 1-7, September,16 (2013)


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 500 units of manufacturing ceramic tiles, vitrified tiles and sanitary ware, situated around Morbi, Rajkot, Gujarat, India. 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, Feldspar, Zircon, Talc, Grog, Alumina oxide, 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 Feldspar, Alumina and Quartz minerals collected from the ceramic tiles manufacturing unit, Morbi. The as received minerals TL was recorded (NTL), and annealed and quenched from 400C followed by 15Gy beta dose given from Sr-90 beta source TL was recorded and the comparative TL (Thermoluminescencs Study) study of above materials are presented and it represent some special characteristics of the materials.


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