The TL fluence response to heavy charged particles using the track interaction model and track structure information

M. Rodriguez-Villafuerte, O. Avila, Y. S. Horowitz, L. Oster

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Abstract

The extended track interaction model, ETIM, has recently being proposed to explain the TLD- 100 fluence response of peak 5 to heavy ions. This model includes the track structure information through the use of the luminescent centre occupation probability obtained from radial dose distributions produced by the ions as they travel through the dosemeter. In this work an implementation of ETIM using Monte Carlo techniques is presented. The simulation was applied to calculate the response of peak 5 of both sensitised and normal TLD-100 crystals to 2.6 and 6.8 MeV 4He ions. The simulation shows that the TL-fluence response has as strong dependence on ion energy, in disagreement with experimental observations. In spite of this, good agreement between the simulated TL-fluence response calculated for the 6.8 MeV 4He radial distributions and the experimental data for the two energies was achieved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-102
Number of pages4
JournalRadiation Protection Dosimetry
Volume100
Issue number1-4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2002
Externally publishedYes

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