Investigation of the energy spectrum and dose response of optical absorption bands in 4N single crystal LiF and LiF:Mg,Ti (TLD-100)

S. Biderman, S. Druzhyna, G. Reshes, I. Eliyahu, L. Oster, Y. S. Horowitz

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Abstract

The optical absorption dose response of the 4.3 eV, 4.77 eV, 5.08 eV and 5.45 eV bands following gamma irradiation has been measured from 102-105 Gy in 4N single crystal LiF and compared to the dose response of the same bands in LiF:Mg,Ti (TLD-100). The relative intensity of the 4.3 eV band in the 4N material is an order of magnitude lower than in TLD-100. In addition, its dose response enters into saturation above 104 Gy as opposed to the behavior of the dose response in TLD-100 which increases by over an order of magnitude between 104 and 106 Gy. The dose filling constant of the 4.3 eV band in 4N material can be fitted with a linear/exponentially saturating function with a value of β4N = 2.9 × 10−4 Gy−1. In TLD-100, on the other hand, the dose response requires two linear/exponentially saturating functions. The first is dominant at low dose with β1 = 1 × 10−4 Gy−1 and the second is dominant at high dose with β2 = 1.1 × 10−5 Gy−1. The value of β2, approximately 26 times smaller than that of β4N, suggests that the high dose behavior in TLD-100 does not result from the same “4.3 eV entity” in 4N material.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)30-34
Number of pages5
JournalRadiation Measurements
Volume106
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Nov 2017

Keywords

  • 4N LiF
  • Dose response
  • LiF:Mg,Ti (TLD-100)
  • Optical absorption

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Instrumentation

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