Neutron dosimetry

Accelerators, space dosimetry, high-LET

Neutron dosimetry

Response of passive detectors (Hp(10)) to various neutron energies (from Kulkarni et al., 2014)

Active dosimeters, like rem-mteters, superheated emulsions and electronic personal dosemeters can be used to measure neutron fields. But frequently passive dosemeters are used to determine equivalent doses in neutron fields from particle accelerators for quantitative and qualitative measurement. Especially Thermoluminescence (T) with LiF-dosemeters and recently Photo Stimulated Luminescence (PSL) with AlO- and LiB-dosemeters (see TL, OSL, PSL, Clinical dosimetry) are studied for radiation protection purposes and the determination of neutron irradiation doses.

Agosteo, S. (2010). Overview of novel techniques for radiation protection and dosimetry. Radiation Measurements 45, 1171-1177.

Kulkarni, M. S., Luszik-Bhadra, M., Muthe, K. P., Behrens, R., Rawat, N. S., Soni, A., Mishra, D. R., Gadkari, S. C., Gupta, S. K., and Sharma, D. N. (2014). New OSL detector combination for albedo neutron dosimetry. Radiation Measurements 71, 505-508.