The relative merits of discriminating and non-discriminating dosemeters

T. O. Marshal, Palle Christensen, H. W. Julius, J. W. Smith

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    The need for discriminating and non-discriminating personal dosemeters in the field of radiological protection is examined. The ability of various types of dosemeter to meet these needs is also discussed. It is concluded that there is a need for discriminating dosemeters but in the majority of cases a simple two element non-discriminating dosemeter will suffice. In cases where the use of discriminating dosemeters is justified, thermoluminescence dosemeters can be designed to provided information on radiation type and energy, but if further information is required the photographic film dosemeter is recommended
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalRadiation Protection Dosimetry
    Issue number1
    Pages (from-to)5-10
    Publication statusPublished - 1986


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