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EPR AND OSL EMERGENCY DOSIMETRY WITH TEETH: A DIRECT COMPARISON OF TWO TECHNIQUES

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Author(s)

Marc F. Desrosiers, S Sholom

Abstract

The OSL dosimetry technique with teeth has been validated against the EPR dosimetry technique through a measurement comparison performed on the same teeth. The OSL reconstructed doses were found to be in agreement with corresponding EPR doses. Minimum measurable doses for the OSL technique were estimated to be in the range 0.9-1.5 Gy for measurements made within 24 hours post-exposure if OSL signals are collected from 6 teeth at the same time. These values satisfy the requirements for emergency triage dosimetry. The fading of tooth OSL signals correlated with fading of radiation-induced EPR signals observed at g=2.0115 that are attributed to CO3- radicals. OSL sensitivity can be enhanced if more teeth from the same individual will be used for the signal accumulation.
Citation
Radiation Measurements
Volume
71

Keywords

EPR dosimetry, teeth, triage, radiation-induced signals, fading, OSL dosimetry

Citation

Desrosiers, M. and Sholom, S. (2014), EPR AND OSL EMERGENCY DOSIMETRY WITH TEETH: A DIRECT COMPARISON OF TWO TECHNIQUES, Radiation Measurements, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=915574 (Accessed July 22, 2024)

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Created March 20, 2014, Updated February 19, 2017