The computerised deconvolution of thermoluminescence glow curves into component glow peaks is discussed in detail with special emphasis on advances of the subject post 2013. A plethora of computer codes have been developed using models based on first-order kinetics, second-orders kinetics, interactive traps and continuous distributions of activation energies. The glow curves of several materials are displayed and discussed along with new and improved dosimetric applications:precision effects of heating rate, heavy charged particles, mixed field α/γ dosimetry, fading and dose-response linearity. Finally recommendations are made for future efforts.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
- Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging