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Correction for the Effect of Irradiation Temperature on the Response of Alanine Dosimeters in Industrial Electron Beams

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Published: 1 June 2011

Authors: P Sharpe, A Miller, B Lundahl, F Kuntz, G Pageau

Related: Radiation Dosimetry  

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Alanine dosimeters irradiated in industrial electron beams require correction for the near adiabatic rise in temperature during irradiation. Many current recommendations suggest correction to the mean irradiation temperature, on the basis that temperature rises linearly with dose during irradiation.

However, evidence has been accumulating from a number of sources that suggests correction to the mean irradiation temperature may result in an overestimation of dose.

 

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Created: 28 Oct 2011

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