Characterization of Lithium Fluoride thermoluminescent detector dose response in the Harshaw 5500 reader for high gamma dose

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When using lithium fluoride thermoluminescent detectors (TLDs), the dose response is usually linear up to doses of the order of 1 Gy. However, doses higher than this can be recorded. The effect on the linearity of the TLD-type (MCP-N, MTS-100, and MTT-100) and readout speed (10°C/s and 1°C/s) for a dose range of 0,05 to 50 Gy is evaluated. For MCP, at 1°C/s a dose response is linear within an uncertainty up to 10 Gy, at 10°C/s only to 1 Gy. From 10 Gy, the photomultiplier became saturated. For MTS and MTT, the 10°C/s was slightly more accurate than the 1°C/s readout. The MTS dose response shows linear behavior up to 3 Gy. The MTT dose response only shows linear behavior up to 0.5 Gy. Correction factors for the protocols used at SCK CEN are suggested. A GlowFit analysis gave a better result for the MTT-type.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationIndustrial Engineer
Awarding Institution
  • Uhasselt - Hasselt University
  • Van Hoey, Olivier, SCK CEN Mentor
  • Schroeyers, Wouter, Supervisor, External person
  • Struelens, Lara, SCK CEN Mentor
Date of Award3 Jul 2023
StatePublished - 15 Jun 2023

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