Optical excitation of LiF: Mg,Ti following alpha and beta irradiation

Yigal S. Horowitz, Y. Fuks, D. Weiss, L. Oster, L. Podpalov, Y. Belaish

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It is demonstrated experimentally that optical excitation of irradiated LiF:Mg,Ti (TLD-100) by 4 eV photons has the same effect for both alpha particle (high-ionisation density) irradiation and photon/electron irradiation. In both cases, peak 5a converts to peak 4 causing peak 4 to increase following the bleach. Such an observation is consistent with the major premise of track structure theory that radiation effects following heavy changed particle (HCP)/neutron irradiation are due exclusively to the interaction of the secondary electrons created by the HCP slowing down.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)386-389
Number of pages4
JournalRadiation Protection Dosimetry
Issue number1-4
StatePublished - 15 Sep 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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