Optically stimulated luminescence response to Al2O3 to beta radiation

A. Akselrod, M.S. Akselrod, N. Agersnap Larsen, D. Banerjee, L. Bøtter-Jensen, P. Christensen, A.C. Lucas, S.W.S. McKeever, C. Yoder

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    High sensitivity dosemeters based on Al2O3:C have been prepared and tested for use as beta dosemeters using optically stimulated luminescence (OSL). Two types of sample were prepared and tested, namely unpolished thick, single crystal chips and thin powder layers on aluminium substrates. The samples were used in two OSL readout modes: (a) cw-OSL using a tungsten lamp, and (b) pulsed-OSL using a Nd:YAG laser. Comparisons were made with TL properties, where possible. The samples were irradiated using a variety of sources, including Pm-147, Tl-204, Sr-90-Y-90 and Co-60, and under a variety of cover thicknesses. The response per unit H-p(0.07), normalised to Co-60, is compared for each dosemeter type and discussed within the framework of DOELAP and EU recommended limits.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalRadiation Protection Dosimetry
    Issue number1-4
    Pages (from-to)125-128
    Publication statusPublished - 1999
    Event12th International Conference on Solid State Dosimetry - Burgos, Spain
    Duration: 5 Jul 199810 Jul 1998


    Conference12th International Conference on Solid State Dosimetry


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