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Title: Method for detecting radiation dose utilizing thermoluminescent material

Abstract

The amount of ionizing radiation to which a thermoluminescent material has been exposed is determined by first cooling the thermoluminescent material and then optically stimulating the thermoluminescent material by exposure to light. Visible light emitted by the thermoluminescent material as it is allowed to warm up to room temperature is detected and counted. The thermoluminescent material may be annealed by exposure to ultraviolet light.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [1]
  1. Richland, WA
  2. Pasco, WA
  3. Kennewick, WA
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA
OSTI Identifier:
868422
Patent Number(s):
US 5136163
Assignee:
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; detecting; radiation; dose; utilizing; thermoluminescent; material; amount; ionizing; exposed; determined; cooling; optically; stimulating; exposure; light; visible; emitted; allowed; warm; temperature; detected; counted; annealed; ultraviolet; detecting radiation; luminescent material; thermoluminescent material; ultraviolet light; visible light; ionizing radiation; radiation dose; light emitted; utilizing thermoluminescent; violet light; dose utilizing; /250/

Citation Formats

Miller, Steven D, McDonald, Joseph C, Eichner, Fred N, and Durham, James S. Method for detecting radiation dose utilizing thermoluminescent material. United States: N. p., 1992. Web.
Miller, Steven D, McDonald, Joseph C, Eichner, Fred N, & Durham, James S. Method for detecting radiation dose utilizing thermoluminescent material. United States.
Miller, Steven D, McDonald, Joseph C, Eichner, Fred N, and Durham, James S. Wed . "Method for detecting radiation dose utilizing thermoluminescent material". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/868422.
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title = {Method for detecting radiation dose utilizing thermoluminescent material},
author = {Miller, Steven D and McDonald, Joseph C and Eichner, Fred N and Durham, James S},
abstractNote = {The amount of ionizing radiation to which a thermoluminescent material has been exposed is determined by first cooling the thermoluminescent material and then optically stimulating the thermoluminescent material by exposure to light. Visible light emitted by the thermoluminescent material as it is allowed to warm up to room temperature is detected and counted. The thermoluminescent material may be annealed by exposure to ultraviolet light.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1992},
month = {1}
}

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