Publications in Scientific Journals:
P. Bilski, T. Berger, M. Hajek, A. Twardak, C. Körner, G. Reitz:
"Thermoluminescence fading studies: Implications for long-duration space measurements in Low Earth Orbit";
accepted for publication in Radiation Measurements.
Within a 1.5 year comprehensive fading experiment several batches of LiF:Mg,Ti and LiF:Mg,Cu,P thermoluminescence detectors (TLDs) were studied. The TLDs originated from two manufacturers and were processed by three laboratories using different annealing and readout conditions. The TLDs were irradiated with two radiation modalities (gamma-rays and thermal neutrons) and were stored at two temperatures (−17.4°C and +18.5°C). The goal of the experiment was to verify the stability of TLDs in the context of their application in long-term measurements in space. The results revealed that the response of all TLDs is stable within 10% for the studied temperature range. No influence of the radiation type was found. These results indicate that for the properly oven-annealed LiF TLDs, the fading is not a significant problem, even for measuring periods longer than a year.
Cosmic radiation; Dosimetry; Luminescence; Matroshka; Phantom; Radiation; Radiation risk
Project Head Michael Hajek:
Menschenähnliches Modell Matroshka zur Bestimmung der Strahlenexposition von Astronauten
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