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Title: Intrinsic Dosimetry: Elemental Composition Effects on the Thermoluminescence of Commercial Borosilicate Glass

Intrinsic dosimetry is the method of measuring total absorbed dose received by the walls of a container holding radioactive material. By considering this dose in tandem with the physical characteristics of the radioactive material housed within the container, this method can provide enhanced pathway information for interdicted radioactive samples. Thermoluminescence (TL) dosimetry was used to measure ionizing radiation dose effects on stock borosilicate glass. Differences in TL glow curve shape and intensity were observed for glasses from different geographical origins. The different TL signatures strongly correlated with the concentration of alkaline earth metals and the ratio of sodium to the total amount of alkali metal present in the borosilicate glass.
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Journal ID: ISSN 1350-4487
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Journal Article
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Journal Name: Radiation Measurements; Journal Volume: 59
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Idaho National Laboratory (INL)
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United States
61 RADIATION PROTECTION AND DOSIMETRY Borosilicate Glass; Elemental Analysis; Intrinsic Dosimetry; Multivariate Analysis; Nuclear Forensics; Thermoluminescence