Theoretical modelling of experimental diagnostic procedures employed during pre-dose dosimetry of quartz

Vasilis Pagonis, Reuven Chen, George Kitis

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Abstract

The pre-dose technique in thermoluminescence (TL) is used for dating archaeological ceramics and for accident dosimetry. During routine applications of this technique, the sensitisation of the quartz samples is measured as a function of the annealing temperature, yielding the so-called thermal activation characteristic (TAC). The measurement of multiple TACs and the study of the effect of UV-radiation on the TL sensitivity of quartz are important analytical and diagnostic tools. In this paper, it is shown that a modified Zimmerman model for quartz can successfully model the experimental steps undertaken during a measurement of multiple TACs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)111-114
Number of pages4
JournalRadiation Protection Dosimetry
Volume119
Issue number1-4
DOIs
StatePublished - 15 Sep 2006

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