In this paper, the results of a study on the electron spin resonance (ESR) dosimetry to measure thermal neutron fluence in a mixed radiation field (neutron and photons) are presented. The ESR responses of alanine dosemeters with different additives are compared. In particular, the10B-acid boric and the Gd-oxide were chosen to enhance the sensitivity of alanine dosemeters to thermal neutrons. Irradiations were carried out inside the thermal column of the TAPIRO reactor of the ENEA center, Casaccia Rome. The main results are a greater neutron sensitivity and a smaller lowest detectable fluence for the dosemeters with gadolinium than for dosemeters of alanine with10B, which is well known to be much more sensitive to thermal neutrons than simple alanine. © The Author 2007. Published by Oxford University Press. All rights reserved.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
- Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
Marrale, M., Brai, M., Gennaro, G., Triolo, A., Bartolotta, A., D'Oca, M. C., & Rosi, G. (2007). Alanine blends for ESR measurements of thermal neutron fluence in a mixed radiation field. Radiation Protection Dosimetry, 126(1-4), 631 - 635. https://doi.org/10.1093/rpd/ncm128