Calibration quartz: An update on dose calculations for luminescence dating

M. Autzen*, C. E. Andersen, M. Bailey, A. S. Murray

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Previous calculations of the γ dose given to Risø Calibration Quartz (RCQ) were performed using mass absorption and mass attenuation coefficients. In this paper, we update the γ dose given to RCQ using Geant4 simulations and provide a comparison with three other γ sources in Denmark. We also show experimental evidence that the luminescence response to a137Cs γ irradiation is 4% higher than that resulting from a60Co γ irradiation for the same dose, confirming the suggestions of Autzen et al. (2021) based on simulations.

Original languageEnglish
Article number106828
JournalRadiation Measurements
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2022


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