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General radiographic attributes of optically stimulated luminescence dosimeters: A basic insight

Musa, Y. and Hashim, S. and Ghoshal, S. K. and Bradley, D. A. and Ahmad, N. E. and Karim, M. K. A. and Hashim, A. and Kadir, A. B. A. (2018) General radiographic attributes of optically stimulated luminescence dosimeters: A basic insight. Radiation Physics and Chemistry, 147 . pp. 1-6. ISSN 0969-806X

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.radphyschem.2018.01.02...


We report the ubiquitous radiographic characteristics of optically stimulated luminescence dosimeters (OSLD) so called nanoDot OSLDs (Landauer Inc., Glendwood, IL). The X-ray irradiations were performed in free air ambiance to inspect the repeatability, the reproducibility, the signal depletion, the element correction factors (ECFs), the dose response and the energy dependence. Repeatability of multiple readouts after single irradiation to 10 mGy revealed a coefficient of variation below 3%, while the reproducibility in repeated irradiation-readout-annealing cycles was above 2%. The OSL signal depletion for three nanoDots with simultaneous irradiation to 20 mGy and sequential readouts of 25 times displayed a consistent signal reduction ≈0.5% per readout with R2 values over 0.98. ECFs for individual OSLDs were varied from 0.97 to 1.03. In the entire dose range under 80 kV, a good linearity with an R2 exceeding 0.99 was achieved. Besides, the percentage difference between OSLD and ion-chamber dose was less than 5%, which was superior to TLD. The X-ray photon irradiated energy response factors (between 0.76 and 1.12) in the range of 40–150 kV (26.1–61.2 keV) exhibited significant energy dependence. Indeed, the nanoDot OSLDs disclosed good repeatability, reproducibility and linearity. The OSLDs measured doses were closer to ion-chamber doses than that of TLD. It can be further improved up to ≈3% by applying the individual dosimeter ECF. On top, the energy dependent uncertainties can be minimized using the energy correction factors. It is established that the studied nanoDot OSLDs are prospective for measuring entrance dose in general radiographic practices.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:MicroStar, NanoDot
Subjects:Q Science > QC Physics
ID Code:85548
Deposited By: Widya Wahid
Deposited On:30 Jun 2020 08:50
Last Modified:30 Jun 2020 08:50

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