Determination of gamma dose and thermal neutron fluence in BNCT beams from the TLD-700 glow curve shape

G. Gambarini, G. Bartesaghi, S. Agosteo, E. Vanossi, M. Carrara, M. Borroni

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Abstract

The measurement of both gamma dose and thermal neutron fluence in a BNCT gamma-neutron mixed-field can be achieved by means of a single thermoluminescence dosimeter (TLD-700), exploiting the shape of the glow-curve (GC). The method is based on simple algorithms containing parameters obtained from the TLD-700 GC and requires the gamma calibration GC (for gamma dose measurement) or the thermal neutron calibration GC (for neutron fluence measurement) and moreover the GC of a TLD-600 exposed to a BNCT field, uncalibrated. Some results are reported, showing the potentiality of the method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)640-642
Number of pages3
JournalRadiation Measurements
Volume45
Issue number3-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2010

Keywords

  • BNCT dosimetry
  • Neutron dosimetry
  • TLD

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Instrumentation

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