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Thermoluminescence dosimetry of electronic components from personal objects.

Radiat. Meas. 44, (Sp. Iss. SI), 620-625 (2009)
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Owing to the existence of ceramic materials inside common personal objects Such as cellular phones and USB flash drives, these objects may be very useful in emergency (accident) dosimetry. Here we will present initial results regarding the dosimetric properties as determined by thermoluminescence (TL) from two alumina-rich electronic components from a USB flash drive. The TL method was applied in order to investigate the potential of conventional TL equipment for such purposes. For comparison, the optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) of the components was investigated as well. The studied components are ceramic resonators and alumina-based substrates from electrical resistors. The results show that various TL-related properties such as fading, optical stability and zero-dose response are different for the two investigated components. On the basis of these properties, the ceramic resonator was selected for dose recovery tests using TL and OSL The given dose could reliably be determined using both methods, assuming that prompt measurement and/or fading correction is possible.
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Publikationstyp Artikel: Journalartikel
Dokumenttyp Wissenschaftlicher Artikel
Schlagwörter retrospective dosimetry; emergency dosemeter; electronic devices; alumina-rich substrates; thermoluminescence; optically stimulated luminescence; accident dosimetry
ISSN (print) / ISBN 1350-4487
e-ISSN 1879-0925
Quellenangaben Band: 44, Heft: 5-6, Seiten: 620-625, Artikelnummer: , Supplement: (Sp. Iss. SI)
Verlag Elsevier
Verlagsort Oxford
Begutachtungsstatus Peer reviewed