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Thermoluminescence response of flat optical fiber subjected to 9 MeV electron irradiations
Radiation Physics and Chemistry (2015)
Abstract

We describe the efforts of finding a new thermoluminescent (TL) media using pure silica flat optical fiber (FF). The present study investigates the dose response, sensitivity, minimum detectable dose and glow curve of FF subjected to 9 MeV electron irradiations with various dose ranges from 0 Gy to 2.5 Gy. The above-mentioned TL properties of the FF are compared with commercially available TLD-100 rods. The TL measurements of the TL media exhibit a linear dose response over the delivered dose using a linear accelerator. We found that the sensitivity of TLD-100 is markedly 6 times greater than that of FF optical fiber. The minimum detectable dose was found to be 0.09 mGy for TLD-100 and 8.22 mGy for FF. Our work may contribute towards the development of a new dosimeter for personal monitoring purposes. (C) 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Link to Full-Text Articles : http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0969806X14002849

Keywords
  • thermoluminescent,
  • flat optical fiber,
  • sensitivity,
  • minimum detectable dose,
  • radiation-therapy dosimetry
Publication Date
January, 2015
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Citation Information
"Thermoluminescence response of flat optical fiber subjected to 9 MeV electron irradiations" Radiation Physics and Chemistry Vol. 106 (2015)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/facultyofengineering_universityofmalaya/171/