Comparison of TLD algorithms for monochromatic fluorescent radiation and continuous spectrum x rays

J. L. Kim, B. H. Kim, S. Y. Chang, J. K. Lee, Y. S. Horowitz, L. Oster

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Abstract

A personal dosimetry system is required to measure the personal dose equivalent accurately in a wide range of radiation fields. However, the dose evaluation algorithm at the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI) has been developed with the spectral X ray fields described in the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Standard N13.11 and the actual fields to be monitored may be significantly different from these. To evaluate the dose more accurately when workers are exposed to non-ANSI N13.11 radiation fields, a dose evaluation algorithm using monochromatic radiation (monochromatic algorithm) was developed using the experimental data of the energy responses of CaSO4:Dy thermoluminescent materials irradiated by monochromatic fluorescent X ray fields recently established at KAERI; this was compared with another algorithm developed on the basis of the ANSI N13.11 continuous spectrum X ray fields (spectrum algorithm). The paper concludes with discussions about some results of the algorithm test, including mixed field irradiation and angular response, conducted in an International Atomic Energy Authority/Regional Cooperation of Asia (IAEA/RCA) intercomparison study.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)217-220
Number of pages4
JournalRadiation Protection Dosimetry
Volume101
Issue number1-4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2002

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