Color centers formed by irradiation of optically clear crystals of pure LiF may be analyzed spectrophotometrically for dosimetry in the absorbed dose range from 102 to 107 Gy. Routine monitoring of intense electron beams is an important application. Both 6LiF and 7LiF forms are commercially available, and when used with filters as albedo dosimeters in pairs, they provide discrimination of neutron and gamma-ray doses.
|Journal||Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment|
|Publication status||Published - 1980|
McLaughlin, W. L., Miller, A., Ellis, S. C., Lucas, A. C., & Kaspar, B. M. (1980). Radiation-Induced Color Centers in LiF for Dosimetry at High Absorbed Dose Rates. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 175(1), 17-18. https://doi.org/10.1016/0029-554X(80)90237-2