Latest developments in silica-based thermoluminescence spectrometry and dosimetry

D. A. Bradley*, S. M. Jafari, A. S. Siti Shafiqah, N. Tamcheck, Arron Shutt, Z. Siti Rozaila, S. F. Abdul Sani, Siti Norbaini Sabtu, Abdulaziz Alanazi, G. Amouzad Mahdiraji, H. A. Abdul Rashid, M. J. Maah

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Using irradiated doped-silica preforms from which fibres for thermoluminescence dosimetry applications can be fabricated we have carried out a range of luminescence studies, the TL yield of the fibre systems offering many advantages over conventional passive dosimetry types. In this paper we investigate such media, showing emission spectra for irradiated preforms and the TL response of glass beads following irradiation to an 241Am–Be neutron source located in a tank of water, the glass fibres and beads offering the advantage of being able to be placed directly into liquid. The outcomes from these and other lines of research are intended to inform development of doped silica radiation dosimeters of versatile utility, extending from environmental evaluations through to clinical and industrial applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)128-134
Number of pages7
JournalApplied Radiation and Isotopes
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2016

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The authors are grateful for the University of Malaya – Ministry of Higher Education of Malaysia , UM – MOHE High Impact Research Grant UM.C/625/1/HIR/33 . Fig. 1 is reprinted from Publication ‘Theory of thermoluminescence’, Radiation Measurements , doi:10.1016/j.radmeas.2007.01.003, with permission from Elsevier. Table 3 is reprented from publication ‘enhanced TL response Enhanced TL response due to radiation induced defects in Ge-doped silica preforms’, Radiat. Phys. Chem. , doi:, with permission from Elsevier.

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  • Dosimetry
  • Ge-doped silica fibre
  • Glass beads TLDs
  • Thermoluminescence


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