Desiccants for retrospective dosimetry using optically stimulated luminescence (OSL)

Therese Geber, Christian Bernhardsson, Maria Christiansson, Sören Mattsson, Christopher Rääf

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Optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) was used to test different kinds of desiccants for their potential use in retrospective dosimetry. Desiccants are used for the purpose of absorbing liquids and can be found in a number of items which may be found in the immediate environment of a person, including hand bags, drug packages, and the vehicles of rescue service teams. Any material exhibiting OSL properties suitable for retrospective dosimetry is a useful addition to the existing dosimetry system available in emergency preparedness. Eleven kinds of desiccants were investigated in order to obtain an overview of the fundamental OSL properties necessary for retrospective dosimetry. Measurements were made using a Rise TL/OSL reader and irradiations were achieved with the Sr-90/Y-90 source incorporated in the reader. Several of the desiccants exhibited promising properties as retrospective dosemeters. Some of the materials exhibited a strong as-received signal, i.e. without any laboratory irradiation, but the origin of this signal has not yet been established. The minimum detectable dose ranged from 8 to 450 mGy for ten of the materials and for one material (consisting of natural clay) the minimum detectable dose was 1.8 Gy.
Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)17-22
TidskriftRadiation Measurements
Volym78
DOI
StatusPublished - 2015

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