Retrospective radiation dosimetry using OSL of electronic components: Results of an inter-laboratory comparison

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In the framework of the EU-FP7 MULTIBIODOSE project, two protocols using OSL of resistors removed from the circuit board of mobile phones were developed with the aim to use the resistors as fortuitous dosimeters in the event of a large scale radiological accident. This paper presents the results of an inter-laboratory comparison carried out under the umbrella of EURADOS. The two aims of this exercise were the validation of the MULTIBIODOSE protocols by a large number of laboratories and the dissemination of the method with the objective of preparing the basis for a network that could increase Europe's response capacity in the case of a mass casualty radiological emergency. Twelve institutes from eleven European countries and one institute from the USA, with various degrees of expertise in OSL dosimetry, took part in the OSL inter-laboratory comparison. Generally, a good agreement within uncertainties was observed between estimated and nominal doses. (C) 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


  • C. Bassinet
  • C. Woda
  • E. Bortolin
  • S. Della Monaca
  • P. Fattibene
  • M. C. Quattrini
  • B. Bulanek
  • D. Ekendahl
  • C. I. Burbidge
  • V. Cauwels
  • E. Kouroukla
  • A. Mrozik
  • B. Marczewska
  • P. Bilski
  • S. Sholom
  • S. W. S. McKeever
  • R. W. Smith
  • I. Veronese
  • A. Galli
  • L. Panzeri
  • M. Martini
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Medical Imaging


  • Retrospective dosimetry, Radiological accident, Emergency dosimeter, OSL, Resistor, Mobile phones
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)475-479
JournalRadiation Measurements
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Publication categoryResearch