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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 to a cryogenic temperature. The thermoluminescent material is then optically stimulated by exposure to ultraviolet 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
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, OH (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
867878
Patent Number(s):
5025159
Application Number:
07/420,293
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; cryogenic; temperature; optically; stimulated; exposure; ultraviolet; light; visible; emitted; allowed; warm; detected; counted; annealed; detecting radiation; cryogenic temperature; 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 Tomeraasen, Paul L. Method for detecting radiation dose utilizing thermoluminescent material. United States: N. p., 1991. Web.
Miller, Steven D, McDonald, Joseph C, Eichner, Fred N, & Tomeraasen, Paul L. Method for detecting radiation dose utilizing thermoluminescent material. United States.
Miller, Steven D, McDonald, Joseph C, Eichner, Fred N, and Tomeraasen, Paul L. Tue . "Method for detecting radiation dose utilizing thermoluminescent material". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/867878.
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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 Tomeraasen, Paul L},
abstractNote = {The amount of ionizing radiation to which a thermoluminescent material has been exposed is determined by first cooling the thermoluminescent material to a cryogenic temperature. The thermoluminescent material is then optically stimulated by exposure to ultraviolet 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 = {1991},
month = {1}
}

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