Energy dependence of TLD-300 response from 6 keV up to 1250 keV

M. Angelone, M. Chiti, A. Esposito, E. Fantuzzi, F. Monteventi

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The energy dependence of the response function S(E), of CaF2:Tm (TLD-300) thermoluminescent material (3.2 × 3.2 × 0.90 mm3ribbons) was measured from 6 keV up to 1250 keV (60Co) using55Fe,137Cs and60Co γ ray sources as well as X ray ISO reference beams. To the best knowledge of the authors the data for energies below 45 keV are reported for the first time. The S(E) function was also calculated in the energy range from 1 keV up to 20 MeV and compared with the experimental data. relative to the total glow curve. The comparison shows good agreement from 1250 keV down to 40 keV. At lower energy the discrepancy increases. This is interpreted in terms of the X ray attenuation within the thickness of TLD-300. Finally, measurements point out the effects of different reading and annealing treatments on the measured function S(E).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)381 - 384
Number of pages4
JournalRadiation Protection Dosimetry
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiation
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Angelone, M., Chiti, M., Esposito, A., Fantuzzi, E., & Monteventi, F. (2002). Energy dependence of TLD-300 response from 6 keV up to 1250 keV. Radiation Protection Dosimetry, 100(1-4), 381 - 384.