Microdosimetric modeling of the relative luminescence efficiency of LiF:Mg,Cu,P (MCP) detectors exposed to charged particles

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Using a recently developed microdosimetric model based on the Monte Carlo code PHITS, the relative luminescence efficiency of LiF:Mg,Cu,P (MCP) thermoluminescent detectors to charged particles from 1H to 132Xe with energies from 3 to 1000 MeV/u has been assessed. The results have been compared with literature data showing very good agreement for particles from 12C to 132Xe in case of model calculations performed in a site size of 40 nm. For 1H and 4He ions, the model overestimates the experimental values by ~10%. An explanation of this deviation as a consequence of fading effects has been included.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)172-176
Number of pages5
JournalRadiation protection dosimetry
Issue number1-2
Early online date17 Dec 2018
StatePublished - May 2019

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