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Development of a Method for Passive Measurement of Radiation Doses at Ultra-High Dose Range

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9 Author(s)
Barbara Obryk ; Radiat. Phys. & Dosimetry Dept., Polish Acad. of Sci., Krakow, Poland ; Pawel Bilski ; Maciej Budzanowski ; Markus Fuerstner
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Thermoluminescent (TL) detectors are an established method for passive dose measurement. Over the last several years MCP-N (LiF:Mg,Cu,P) detectors have been widely used in modern TL dosimetry due to their very high sensitivity (at the microgray level) and their simple signal-dose relation. Their dose response does not show any supralinearity up to saturation at about 1 kGy. Only recently we have discovered their quite unexpected properties at high and ultra-high doses, which enable us to use them for measurements of doses from micrograys up to a megagray. Significant changes of the glow-curve shape occur for doses higher than a few kGy and what is most important, a new peak appears in their glow-curve at exposures above 50 kGy, the position of which shifts towards higher temperatures with increasing dose. The presented method is based on these properties. This method is also a promising way of measurements of doses in mixed radiation fields.

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IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science  (Volume:56 ,  Issue: 6 )