The use of a portable electronic device in accident dosimetry

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Abstract

The use of a portable electronic device in accident dosimetry has been investigated. The thermoluminescence properties of a surface-mount alumina-rich ceramic resonator from a USB flash drive were investigated. The following characteristics were verified: the absence of a zero-dose signal, gamma dose response, dose recycling behaviour, fading and optical bleaching. Finally, this component has been successfully used to determine a simulated accident dose (1 d following the irradiation event). It is concluded that it should be possible to perform rapid and reliable accident dose assessments with such components using conventional thermoluminescence dosimetry equipment.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)509-512
JournalRadiation protection dosimetry
Volume131
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2008

Keywords

  • retrospective dosimetry, thermoluminescence, TLD reader, electronic components, fading

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