DOsimetry of BIological EXperiments in SPace (DOBIES) with luminescence (OSL and TL) and track etch detectors

Filip Vanhavere, Jean Louis Genicot, D. O’Sullivan, D. Zhou, F. Spurny, I. Jadrnícková, G.O. Sawakuchie, E.G. Yukiharae

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    The effects of the complex radiation field in space, consisting of protons, neutrons, electrons and high-energy heavy charged particles, on biological samples are high interest in the fields of radiobiology and exobiology. Radiation doses absorbed by biological samples must be quantified to be able to determine the relationship between observed biological effects and the radiation dose. special techniques and correction methods combining luminescence detector and track etched detectors are required due to the presence of particles with a wide range of LET(Linear Energy Transfer) values. The DOBIES (Dosimetry of of biological experiments in space) project focusses on the development of a standard dosimetric method (as a combination of different techniques) to measure accurately the absorbed doses and equivalent doses in biological samples. We will report on the first efforts in this project, where different types of passive detectors have been exposed on the international Space Station during one mission in 2006. These results are compared with earlier similar missions.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)694-697
    JournalRadiation Measurements
    Issue number2-6
    StatePublished - Feb 2008
    EventProceedings of the 15th Solid State Dosimetry (SSD15) - TU Delft, Delft
    Duration: 8 Jul 200713 Jul 2007

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