15th International Conference on Solid State Dosimetry Location: Delft Univ Technol, Delft, NETHERLANDS Date: JUL 08-13, 2007 Abstract: Carbon-doped aluminum oxide (Al2O3:C) is a highly sensitive luminescence material for ionizing radiation dosimetry, and it is well established that the optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) signal from Al2O3:C can be used for absorbed-dose measurements. During irradiation, Al2O3:C also emits prompt radjoluminescence (RL) which allows for real-time dose verification. The RL-signai is not linear in the absorbed dose due to sensitivity changes and the presence of shallow traps. Despite this the signal can be processed to obtain a reliable dose rate signal in real time. Previously a simple algorithm for correcting the RL-signal has been published and here we report two improvements: a better and more stable calibration method which is independent of a reference dose rate and a correction for the effect of the shallow traps. Good aoreement was found between reference doses and doses derived from the RL-signal using the new algorithm (the Standard deviation of the residuals were similar to 2% including phantom positioning errors). The RL-algorithm was found to greatly reduce the influence of shallow traps in the range from 0 to 3 Gy and the RL dose-rate measurements with a time resolution of 0. 1 s closely matched dose-rate changes monitored with in ionization chamber. (c) 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
|Publication status||Published - 2008|
|Event||Solid State Dosimetry Conference - Delft, Netherlands|
Duration: 8 Jul 2007 → 13 Jul 2007
Conference number: 15
|Conference||Solid State Dosimetry Conference|
|Period||08/07/2007 → 13/07/2007|