Dose reconstruction using mobile phones

Koen Beerten, Frank Reekmans, Wouter Schroeyers, Luc Lievens, Filip Vanhavere

    Research outputpeer-review


    Electronic components inside mobile phones are regarded as useful tools for accident and retrospective dosimetry using optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) and thermoluminescence. Components inside the devices with suitable properties for luminescence dosimetry include, amongst others, ceramic substrates in resistors, capacitors, transistors and antenna switches. Checking the performance of such devices in dosimetric experiments is a crucial step towards developing a reliable dosimetry system for emergency situations using personal belongings. Here, the results of dose assessment experiments using irradiated mobile phones are reported. It will be shown that simple regenerative dose estimates, derived from various types of components removed from different mobile phone models, are consistent with the given dose, after applying an average fading correction factor.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)580-583
    JournalRadiation protection dosimetry
    Issue number1-4
    StatePublished - Mar 2011

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