Response of 6LiF and 7LiF thermoluminescent dosimeters to neutrons incorporating the thermoluminescent - linear energy transfer dependency

Y. S. Horowitz, S. Freeman

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Abstract

The thermoluminescent (TL) response to neutrons has been calculated as a function of neutron energy from 1 keV to 14 MeV for 6LiF and 7LiF. The neutron response is calculated in units of 60Co equivalent rad/n/cm2. These calculations are significantly more accurate than the usual kerma calculations in that we calculate the differential kerma as a function of angle using two body kinematics and angular distribution data whenever available and then fold the charged particle energies at each angle with the different TL - Linear Energy Transfer (LET) experimental dependencies measured by Tochilin and by Patrick-Jahnert thus obtaining two theoretical response curves. These theoretical response curves are then compared with the experimental data of Tanaka and Furuta.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)393-396
Number of pages4
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods
Volume157
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 1978

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