Thermoluminescence dosimetry: State-of-the-art and frontiers of future research

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Abstract

The state-of-the-art in the use of thermoluminescence for the measurement of energy imparted by ionizing radiation is discussed. Emphasis is on the advantages obtainable by the use of computerized glow curve analysis in (i) quality control, (ii) low dose environmental dosimetry, (iii) medical applications (especially precision) and microdosimetric applications, and (iv) mixed field ionization-densitye dosimetry. Possible frontiers of future research are highlighted: (i) vector representation in glow curve analysis, (ii) combined OSL/TL measurements, (iii) detection of sub-ionization electrons, (iv) requirements for new TL materials and (v) theoretical subjects involving kinetic modeling invoking localized/delocalized recombination applied to dose response and track structure theory including creation of defects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2-7
Number of pages6
JournalRadiation Measurements
Volume71
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2014

Keywords

  • Applications
  • Computerized analysis
  • Kinetic theory
  • New materials
  • Thermoluminescence dosimetry
  • Track structure theory

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