High-efficiency thermoluminescent detectors for measuring the absorbed ionizing radiation dose in the environment

N. L. Aluker, J. M. Suzdaltseva, M. Herrmann, A. C. Dulepova

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Abstract

A study has been conducted with the goal of comparing the characteristics of TLD-K detectors based on sodium silicate ceramics to the characteristics of monocrystalline lithium fluoride detectors that contain traces of titanium and magnesium (TLD-100), as well as anion-defected aluminum oxide (TLD-500), which are widely used in thermoluminescent dosimetry. Because they are soil-equivalent, SiO2 detectors are well suited for measuring the absorbed radiation dose in soils. The results of the comparison indicate that TLD-K detectors are preferable to LiF detectors in environmental applications due to the better uniformity of the detector sensitivity in a batch, the wider range of measurable doses, and the lower threshold in determining small doses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)733-739
Number of pages7
JournalInstruments and Experimental Techniques
Volume59
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Instrumentation

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