Thermoluminescence Study of Base Materials of Ceramic Tiles

  • H. C. Mandavia Shri M. M. Science College, Morbi-363 642(Gujarat)
  • K. V.R. Murthy Display Materials Laboratory, Applied Physics DepartmentFaculty of Technology, M. S. University, Baroda-390 001, India
  • R. U. Purohit Joint Director, Commissioner of Higher Education, Gujarat State, Gandhinagar
  • P. K. Patel Shri M. M. Science College, Morbi-363 642(Gujarat )
  • B. M. Sharma Shri M. M. Science College, Morbi-363 642(Gujarat )

Abstract

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 400 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 (TL) characteristics of Feldspar, Alumina
and Quartz minerals collected from the ceramic tiles manufacturing unit, Morbi. The as received minerals
Natural TL was recorded (NTL), and annealed and quenched from 400 °C and 800 °C followed by 15Gy beta
dose given from Sr-90 beta source TL was recorded and the comparative TL (Thermoluminescence) study of
above materials are presented. The characterization of the minerals is done using TGA and XRD studies.

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Published
2011-04-22
How to Cite
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H. Mandavia, K. Murthy, R. Purohit, P. Patel, and B. Sharma, “Thermoluminescence Study of Base Materials of Ceramic Tiles”, Eurasian Chem.-Technol. J., vol. 13, no. 1-2, pp. 77-80, Apr. 2011.
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