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On the linearity of the high-temperature emission from <sup>7</sup>LiF:Mg,Ti (TLD-700)

Berger, Thomas and Hajek, M. (2008) On the linearity of the high-temperature emission from <sup>7</sup>LiF:Mg,Ti (TLD-700). Radiation Measurements, 43 (9-10), pp. 1467-1473. Elsevier. DOI: 10.1016/j.radmeas.2008.06.004.

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Abstract

It is known since the early 1970s [e.g., Jähnert, B., 1972. The response of TLD-700 thermoluminescent dosemeters to protons and alpha particles. Health Phys. 23, 112–114.] that the high-temperature emission (HTE) from LiF:Mg,Ti thermoluminescence (TL) phosphors shows a distinctly different LET dependence than the dominant glow peak 5. This behaviour of the high-temperature structure can be attributed to the earlier onset of supralinearity compared to peak 5. The relative TL-efficiency of the high-temperature peaks after heavy ion irradiation with respect to <sup>60</sup>Co was calculated by Waligórski and Katz [1980a. Supralinearity of peak 5 and 6 in TLD-700. Nucl. Instrum. Meth. 175, 48–50; 1980b. Supralinearity of peak 5 and 6 in TLD-700. Nucl. Instrum. Meth. 172, 463–470.], demonstrating that levels far exceeding 1 can be reached. The HTE from LiF:Mg,Ti has been applied in various ways, e.g., to determine an “effective” LET under mixed ion field conditions and, subsequently, to correct the absorbed dose deposited in the crystal for TL-efficiency [Berger, T., 2003. Dose assessment in mixed radiation fields—special emphasis on space dosimetry. Ph.D. Thesis, Vienna University of Technology; Berger, T., Hajek, M., Fugger, M., Vana, N., 2006a. Efficiency corrected dose verification with thermoluminescence dosemeters in heavy ion beams. Radiat. Prot. Dosim. 120, 361–364; Berger, T., Reitz, G., Hajek, M., Vana, N., 2006b. Comparison of various techniques for the exact determination of absorbed dose in heavy ion fields using passive detectors. Adv. Space Res. 37, 1716–1721.]. This approach showed good results in the low dose region (≤100 mGy). A crucial requirement for this procedure is the linearity of the gamma dose–response of the HTE for the applied dose levels. The discussion whether a linear dose–response can be found is still ongoing: while some groups reported a linear dose–response [Pradhan, A.S., Rassow, J., Meissner, P., 1985. Dosimetry of d(14)+ Be neutrons with the two-peak method of LiF TLD-700. Phys. Med. Biol. 30, 1349–1354; Massillon-Jl, G., Gamboa-deBuen, I., Brandan, M.E., 2006. Onset of supralinear response in TLD-100 exposed to <sup>60</sup>Co gamma-rays. J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 39, 262–268.; Bilski, P., 2006. Response of various LiF thermoluminescent detectors to high energy ions—results of the ICCHIBAN experiment. Nucl. Instrum. Meth. Phys. Res. B 251, 121–126.] others measured a pronounced supralinearity even at very low doses [Horowitz, Y.S., Satinger, D., Puks, E., Oster, L., Podgalov, 2003. On the use of LiF:Mg, Ti TLDs in space—a critical review. Radiat. Prot. Dosim.. 106, 7–25.; Horowitz, Y.S., Oster, L., Datz, H., 2007. The thermoluminescence dose–response and other characteristics of the high-temperature TL in LiF:Mg, Ti (TLD-100). Radiat. Prot. Dosim. 124, 191–205.]. This paper focuses on the results from a linearity study of the HTE in the dose region between 1 and 500 mGy.

Document Type:Article
Title:On the linearity of the high-temperature emission from <sup>7</sup>LiF:Mg,Ti (TLD-700)
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Berger, ThomasUNSPECIFIED
Hajek, M.Atomic Institute of the Austrian Universities, Vienna University of Technology, Stadionallee 2, AT-1020 Vienna, Austria
Date:2008
Journal or Publication Title:Radiation Measurements
Refereed publication:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Volume:43
DOI:10.1016/j.radmeas.2008.06.004
Page Range:pp. 1467-1473
Publisher:Elsevier
Status:Published
Keywords:Thermoluminescence, High-temperature emission, HTE, TLD-700
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W FR - Forschung unter Weltraumbedingungen (old)
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W FR - Forschung unter Weltraumbedingungen
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - Vorhaben Strahlenbiologie (old)
Location: Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Aerospace Medicine > Radiation Biology
Deposited By: Kerstin Kopp
Deposited On:15 Dec 2008
Last Modified:27 Apr 2009 15:27

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