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Radiation protection dosimetry

Aluminium nitrate ceramics: a potential UV dosemeter material.


PMID 12382886

Abstract

The ceramic material AlN-Y2O3 is proposed as a potential ultraviolet radiation (UVR) dosemeter using optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) and thermally stimulated luminescence (TL). Experimental studies have shown that AIN ceramics exhibit attractive characteristics suitable for practical UV dosimetry applications. The features are: (1) the spectral sensitivity covers the 200-350 nm range, in the UV-B region it is similar to that of human skin; (2) the angular dependence of the incident radiation follows the cosine law; (3) high yields of both UVR-induced OSL and TL signals compared to those of Al2O3:C; and (4) a large dynamic range TL signal (5 orders of magnitude). Although there is relatively high fading, it is demonstrated that AIN is a feasible material for UVR dosimetry using short integration times.

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