Accidental and retrospective dosimetry using TL method

D. Mesterházy, M. Osvay, A. Kovács, A. Kelemen

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Retrospective dosimetry is one of the most important tools of accidental dosimetry for dose estimation when dose measurement was not planned. In the affected area many objects can be applied as natural dosimeters. The paper discusses our recent investigations on various electronic components and common salt (NaCl) having useful thermoluminescence (TL) properties. Among materials investigated the electronic components of cell phones seem promising for retrospective dosimetry purposes, having high TL responses, proper glow curve peaks and the intensity of TL peaks vs. gamma dose received provided nearly linear response in the dose range of 10. mGy-1.5. Gy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1525-1527
Number of pages3
JournalRadiation Physics and Chemistry
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2012



  • Accidental dosimetry
  • Ceramics
  • Retrospective dosimetry
  • Thermoluminescence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation

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