Intercomparison measurements of reactor γ-ray heating were carried out with calorimeters and thermoluminescence dosimeters. Within the measurement uncertainties the two methods yield coincident results. In the actual measurement range thermoluminescence dosimeters are less accurate than calorimeters, but possess advantages such as a small probe size and the possibility of making simultaneous measurements at many different positions. Hence, thermoluminescence dosimeters may constitute a valuable supplement to calorimeters for reactor γ-ray heating measurements.
Haack, K., & Majborn, B. (1973). Reactor Gamma Heat Measurements with Calorimeters and Thermoluminescence Dosimeters. NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS, 111(2), 283-286. https://doi.org/10.1016/0029-554X(73)90076-1