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Title: Citizen's dosimeter

Abstract

The present invention relates to a citizen's dosimeter. More specifically, the invention relates to a small, portable, personal dosimetry device designed to be used in the wake of a event involving a Radiological Dispersal Device (RDD), Improvised Nuclear Device (IND), or other event resulting in the contamination of large area with radioactive material or where on site personal dosimetry is required. The card sized dosimeter generally comprises: a lower card layer, the lower card body having an inner and outer side; a upper card layer, the layer card having an inner and outer side; an optically stimulated luminescent material (OSLM), wherein the OSLM is sandwiched between the inner side of the lower card layer and the inner side of the upper card layer during dosimeter radiation recording, a shutter means for exposing at least one side of the OSLM for dosimeter readout; and an energy compensation filter attached to the outer sides of the lower and upper card layers.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Naperville, IL
  2. Chicago, IL
  3. Yonkers, NY
Issue Date:
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
943489
Patent Number(s):
7420187
Application Number:
11/288,058
Assignee:
The United States of America as represented by the United States Department of Energy (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01T - MEASUREMENT OF NUCLEAR OR X-RADIATION
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
61 RADIATION PROTECTION AND DOSIMETRY

Citation Formats

Klemic, Gladys, Bailey, Paul, and Breheny, Cecilia. Citizen's dosimeter. United States: N. p., 2008. Web.
Klemic, Gladys, Bailey, Paul, & Breheny, Cecilia. Citizen's dosimeter. United States.
Klemic, Gladys, Bailey, Paul, and Breheny, Cecilia. Tue . "Citizen's dosimeter". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/943489.
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title = {Citizen's dosimeter},
author = {Klemic, Gladys and Bailey, Paul and Breheny, Cecilia},
abstractNote = {The present invention relates to a citizen's dosimeter. More specifically, the invention relates to a small, portable, personal dosimetry device designed to be used in the wake of a event involving a Radiological Dispersal Device (RDD), Improvised Nuclear Device (IND), or other event resulting in the contamination of large area with radioactive material or where on site personal dosimetry is required. The card sized dosimeter generally comprises: a lower card layer, the lower card body having an inner and outer side; a upper card layer, the layer card having an inner and outer side; an optically stimulated luminescent material (OSLM), wherein the OSLM is sandwiched between the inner side of the lower card layer and the inner side of the upper card layer during dosimeter radiation recording, a shutter means for exposing at least one side of the OSLM for dosimeter readout; and an energy compensation filter attached to the outer sides of the lower and upper card layers.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2008},
month = {9}
}

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