Dosimetric properties of natural quartz grains extracted from fired materials

A. Bluszcz, L. Bøtter-Jensen

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    Abstract

    The paper describes an examination of the dosimetric properties of natural quartz grains extracted from ancient fired materials. Eleven samples of different origin were tested for their TL and GLSL (green light stimulated luminescence) sensitivities within the mGy dose range. Very promising results were obtained showing the possibility of measuring the doses of around 10 mGy with 1% precision using GLSL or TL and using the single aliquot technique for natural quartz as a dosimeter. The lowest detectable dose was estimated to be lower than 500 mu Gy. The results obtained indicate that natural quartz grains from selected materials could be used for the dosimetry of environmental gamma radiation for the purposes of paleodosimetric dating methods as well as for accident dosimetry.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalRadiation Measurements
    Volume24
    Issue number4
    Pages (from-to)465-468
    ISSN1350-4487
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 1995
    EventInternational Symposium on Luminescent Detectors and Transformers of Ionizing Radiation - Tallinn, Estonia
    Duration: 25 Sep 199428 Sep 1994

    Conference

    ConferenceInternational Symposium on Luminescent Detectors and Transformers of Ionizing Radiation
    Country/TerritoryEstonia
    CityTallinn
    Period25/09/199428/09/1994
    SponsorUniversity of Tartu, Bicron Technologies Vertriebs GmbH, Victoreen Inc., Estonian Academy of Sciences

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